Good morning to you my precious friends and family.
Today I am sharing the last of my favourite promises of God even though there are many more to share.
1. John 16:33 promises "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Jesus reminds us there will be trouble in this world, but He’s already overcome it all. He’s already victorious. And that same power works in us today, giving us the courage and strength to persevere and overcome.
2. Isaiah 43:19 promises "I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”
God reminds us that He will be with us no matter what we walk through in this life. And He says “when” we do, not “if,” for in this world we know we will face difficult times. But our hope is not in this world. It’s secure in Christ. He will make a way where there seems to be no way, even in the toughest of situations. This seems to be God’s specialty. He does good things for us and He intends to do good things for us. This doesn’t mean that life will always be easy for people that love God. But in the end, things will be well.
3. John 3:16 promises “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
As believers, assurance of eternal life began the moment we surrendered our lives to our Lord Jesus. We believe in our hearts that Jesus is the Son of God who lived a perfect life, and then, obediently died the death we deserve so we could be reconciled with God. Then He defeated death when He rose from the dead on the third day just as He said He would. As Christ followers, we have the promise of eternal life.
4. Philippians 3:20 promises "But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ."
As God’s children, we enjoy dual citizenship. We live on this earth, but our citizenship is in heaven. If we visit another country, we do not become citizens of that country because we cross its borders. We are merely visitors and remain a citizen of our home country. The same is true for the kingdom of God. Our time on this earth is temporary, and our real home is heaven. We have the promise of a heavenly citizenship.
5. Isaiah 41:10 promises “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
It is God’s very clear reminder to our hearts not to fear. For He is with us. He is our God. He strengthens us. He helps us. He upholds us with His righteous right hand. Nothing in this verse ever says it’s all up to us to make it through somehow. But it assures us that our God who never sleeps or slumbers is at work, in us, through us, and He will hold us up. There’s surely no better, no safer place to be but to be held by Him.
He has a plan and purpose in whatever we walk through. He can cut a clear path through any wilderness. He is the God of miracles. He never changes. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
6. Deuteronomy 31:8 promises “The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
When the way seems unclear, when things have changed in our circumstances and we don’t know what to do, we can be assured that God still leads us. He never leaves us on our own to figure it all out. His word reminds us that He is the One who holds our hand. He goes before us, paving out new pathways, opening doors, and healing broken places so we can walk through. God has it all figured out. So we don’t have to worry. He’s working on our behalf even when we can’t see it all.
7. Revelation 22:20 promises “He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!’ Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”
Embrace the promise that Jesus is coming soon. May it put urgency in your life. May it remind you to share the love of Jesus with all you meet. May you and I look forward to the day in great anticipation when we see our Saviour face to face.
Let us pray:
Father God, thank You so much for the many promises You have given us. You are a promise keeping Father. Thank You for Your faithfulness to us Lord Jesus. Thank You that You will always be with us and that You will never leave us. Great are You Lord and most worthy of praise. We love You Lord. Help me to always trust You and cling to Your promises. In Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen.
Much love from Maurice and Margaret