A very good morning to you my precious family and friends
I so love the many promises of God in His Word, and these help to grow our faith. All the promises have been fulfilled. These scripture truths encourage us to walk our journey with confidence, when fear overtakes us and we struggle to find peace in the middle of anxiety and struggles.
Here are some more of my favourite promises of God to cling to every day:
God Will Lead and Teach You
Psalm 25:9 promises "He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way."
God promises us that He will lead and teach those who are humble. Humility allows us to come before God in surrender, acknowledging that we do not know it all. We don’t think we have all the answers. We know that we do not have the power, strength, or wisdom to do this life on our own. We know that we need God’s leading and His guidance.
God's Love is for You
1 John 4:16 promises "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them."
God has loved us from the beginning with an everlasting love. He created us and knows us. God has real compassion for each one of us. He cares about what is going on in our lives. He loves us with an incomprehensible love. He is steadfast in His love for us. Because He loves us we are more than conquerors in life, no matter what comes our way. Nothing whatsoever will ever separate us from His love.
A Firm Foundation
Psalm 61:2 promises “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
The truth is, it's easy to say, "we trust God." These words, however, are much harder to live out. Yet when we truly find rest and hope in Him alone, nothing has the power to shake us. We stand on firm ground, safe territory. We're protected, surrounded, and held secure. We can be assured that He knows our way and holds us safely in His hands, no matter what we're up against. We don't have to try to control everything, we can just let it go safely into His hands. All the worries, the burdens, the stress, and feelings of being overwhelmed.
The Promise of Mercy
Hebrews 4:16 promises “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”
God’s mercies are endless and everlasting. God’s mercy is based on His longsuffering and compassion. Many of His healings came after people cried out for mercy. When we take God’s acceptable way of escape through our Lord Jesus, He provides a safe haven. Because of God’s mercy, we escape the results of our sins.
Our Testing Produced Gold
Job 23:10 promises "But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold."
We will come out “as gold,” tested, tried, and true. God knows our way, and we are only passing through. He reminds us that will we “come out” to the other side. Changed for the better, stronger, shining, beauty deepened from within.
God Will Renew Our Strength
Isaiah 40:31 promises “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
In all those seemingly hopeless situations where we can’t see any way out, when we’re battling the sense of being overwhelmed, God’s power has the greatest opportunity to shine. It’s in those times when we come to the end of ourselves, and we know we can’t depend on our own abilities, on anything we have, or anyone we know, that we are reminded we are totally and completely reliant on Him.
Those times are the most powerful of all. He alone is our strength-giver, the one who lifts us up, so we can keep moving forward in His power and blessing. If we’re struggling with weariness and anxiety, God is able to renew our strength and bring refreshment to our spirit. He has great purpose and hope still in store. So we need never be held back by fear and defeat.
Let us pray:
Father God, thank You for Your many promises. I offer You a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my life experiences. I want to be joyful always, to pray continually and to give thanks in all circumstances. Thank you that You for bringing hope even in the toughest of times. Thank You for Your great love and care and for Your mercy and grace. Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us. We love You and we need You, every day. We give You praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy. In Jesus' Name. Amen
Much love from Maurice and Margaret