Friday, June 26, 2015

God's Promises

It is written in 2 Pe 1:3-4 “As His divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises.” God has given us nearly 7,500 promises in the Bible. Some of these promises are specific for a context or person. Most are for us today, speaking of God's faithfulness to us. There are some promises that are always true and encouraging. God is a promise maker and promise keeper. He loves us and wants us to trust him and make and keep our promises too.This takes obedience and submission to God's guidance at all times in all aspects of our lives. This is commitment and courage in Christ.

1.   God is always with me (I will not fear) “It is the Lord who goes before you, He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deut 31:8
2.   God is Always in control ( I will not doubt) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him , and he will make your paths straight.” Prov 3:5-6. Conquer the wave of doubt, live by faith, trust, He is sovereign. God’s promises are an assurance God gives his people so they can walk by faith while we wait for Him to work. God’s promises never fail.
3.    God is always GOOD (I will not despair) “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.” Rom 8:28.  I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Ps 27:13.
4.   God is always watching (I will not falter) “No temptation has overtaken (seized) you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted (tried) beyond your ability, but will provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Cor 10:13.

5.   God is Always Victorious (I will not fail) “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the  heritage of the servants of the lord, and their righteousness in from me.” Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

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