Keep Calm and Rest In God’s Promises

If there is one thing I know to be true about God … it is that He is faithful in keeping His promises. Whether a promise to protect or provide or healing or help in time of need …. God is not a man that He should lie. Even the most well-meaning, sincere and trustworthy person we know will fail to keep a promise at one time or another in our lives…intentional or not.

I am a witness that His promises, in and through Jesus Christ, are faithful – they have been in the past, they are now and they will be fulfilled in the future. And for that reason I rest in hope and assurance.

I wanted to share just a few of God’s promises found in His inspired, divine Word. I encourage you to read them, meditate on them, pray about them, believe them, hold them in your heart and be in eager anticipation of the fulfillment of them.

1 Kings 8:56-61 Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.  

Psalm 85:8 I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints – but let them not return to folly.

Psalm 119:140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.

Psalm 119:147-150 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night that I may meditate on your promises. Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. My comfort in suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 145:13-14 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving to all he has made. The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

Acts 13:34 The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words: ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’

2 Corinthians 1:20-22  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. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Ephesians 1:13-14 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory.

Hebrews 6:11-13 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Hebrews 10:22-24 Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

2 Peter 1:3-7 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

1 John 2:24-25 See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us-even eternal life.

Be Encouraged ~ You Are Loved,

~Laura

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