There are thousands of promises of God in the Bible. His Word is truth, and whatever he says will come to fruition.
We cognitively know that God will keep his promises, but when life happens–when we experience difficulty and hardship, we can sometimes lose sight of the fact that God’s Word is still true, despite our circumstances.
Have you ever been filled with such depression and despair that you couldn’t see that God’s promises still ring true in your life?
No matter how we sometimes may feel, we must remember the fact that God will always keep his promises–no matter what.
What is a Promise?
Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.Joshua 21:45
The Oxford Dictionary defines a promise as “a declaration or assurance that one will do something or that a particular thing will happen.”
Just as God spoke the world into existence with power and might of his voice, when God declares that he will do something, it will happen.
Every single word God spoke to the people of Israel never failed.
But what about us? It is clear in the Bible that some of the promises of God were specifically spoken and intended for the people of Israel.
Such as the Scripture in Exodus 6:6 where God declares,
“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.”
It is obvious that this particular promise was intended for the people of Israel when they were in captivity to the Egyptians.
We may have never experienced captivity in Egypt, but we have all been enslaved to the bondage of sin–and we can hold firmly to the words of Jesus when he said,
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.John 8:36
Whenever we are reading the promises of God in Scripture, it is very important that we understand the context of the promise, who the promise was referring to, and how that promise applies to us today.
Holding on to God’s Promises
Since we through Christ have been grafted into the family of God, we can undoubtedly hold on to the promises of God! Paul boldly wrote in 2 Corinthians 1:20 that,
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
So will God keep his promises? YES! His words are true, firm, and steadfast.
Can we depend on God to do what he says? AMEN!
As surely as our God lives, his words will be fulfilled!
So when you find yourself doubting God’s faithfulness during times of struggle and hardship, take heart–and remember that God’s promises are “yes” and “amen”.
We can count on him to come through on his promises, always and forever.
Here is a printable of 100 Promises from God’s Word that we can remember and live by each day.
Print it off and hang it on your refrigerator. Put it in your Bible or on your nightstand. Meditate on his promises daily, and remember that our God is faithful!
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