God’s Promises

The Lord God’s promises offer us His comfort, love, joy, peace, kindness, patience, guidance, direction, presence, forgiveness, salvation, healing, eternal life, refuge, strength, restoration, hope, wisdom, mercy and grace and much more according to His riches in glory.  It is documented or recorded that the Holy Bible contains 7,487 promises of God to humanity for our every need.

 

The Bible is our infallible authority, deed of inheritance, guide for life, stability and strength.  The Bible tells us what to do when you feel discouraged, worried, lonely, depressed, dissatisfied, condemned, confused, tempted, angry and rebellious.  The Bible tell us what to do when we are experiencing fear, mentally disturbed, in need of courage, in need of patience, in need of peace, spiritually lukewarm, in grief, and when in doubt about the Lord our God.

 

The Bible has a lot to say about faith, love, eternity, praise, serving the Lord our God, obedience, the carnal mind, the grace of God, the Holy Spirit, God’s plan of salvation, God’s faithfulness, the Church, stewardship, Satan, the Rapture, the return of Christ, heaven and hell, and the unsaved.  The Lord God’s Words in the Bible are filled with life.  God is life and life eternal to all who repent of their sins and are baptized of the water and of the Spirit.  The Bible tells of a living Lord and Savior who rose from the dead and always lives to make intercession for you as the Great High Priest (Hebrews 7:15; Hebrews 4:14-5:10).  The Bible tells us that God demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:6-8).  The Lord our God knows why He created you and your purpose on this journey on earth.  God loves us and offers His plan of salvation to those who repent and believe and turn from sin.  He gave His costly gift to help humanity out of our sinful nature.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

 

The Lord Jesus said, “The words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).  The Lord our God gives us an option between eternal life or death in a world that surrounds us with death and destruction.  The Word of God in the Bible is our guide or way out of a world filled with death and wickedness.  The Lord Jesus Christ prayed for us to God the Father, “Sanctify them by Your truth.  Your Word is truth” (John 17:17).

 

Therefore, start today planting the Word of God into your heart, soul, and spirit for there is no limit to what the Lord our God can do in and through your circumstances and challenges that comes in your way (2 Timothy 2:19-21).

 

Scripture Verses for Meditation

 

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)

 

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called

according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

 

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)

 

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

 

“Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3)

 

“To everything there is a season.  A time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

 

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, established, strengthen, and settle you.” (1 Peter 5:10)

 

“Finally, brethren, farewell.  Become complete.  Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:11)

 

“But those who wait on 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.” (Isaiah 40:31)

 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

Prayer

 

Lord, when I feel tired or discouraged, renew my strength.  When I am worried, let me turn my thoughts

And my prayers to You.  Let me trust Your promises, Dear Lord, and let me accept Your unending love, joy, peace now and forever.  In the name of our Lord Jesus, I pray.  Amen.

 

Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible.

 

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments of Mediation and Scriptural Readings; email: cburns@naavets.org