It Was True Then…It Is True Now

Grace For The Journey


March31PhotoForPastorsBlogItWasTrueThenItIsTrueNow  There is a wonderful verse in the book of Joshua that offers God’s people profound comfort, security, assurance, and encouragement: “There failed not any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.” (21:45).  What a powerful testimony to the faithfulness of our God!  When He makes a promise, He keeps it – past, present, and future.  As one wise writer observed, “God will keep all His promises whether you believe them or not!”

So . . . what do you need to believe God for today? The list of His promises is long enough to fill a thick book!

Feeling Anxious?

God promises in Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Feeling Guilty?

God promises in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Feeling Fearful?

God promises in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Feeling Financial Strain?

God promises in Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Feeling Stingy?

God promises in 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Feeling Hopeless?

God promises in 1 Peter 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Feeling Alone?

God promises in Matthew 28:20, “Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

God has promised to meet all of your needs.  However, it’s important to understand He has not promised to provide all of your wants and desires.  You may want a new car . . . but you may not need a new car.  You may want a bigger house . . . but you may not need a bigger house.  You may want a higher paying job . . . but you may not need a higher paying job.

It serves the Christian well to think about the promises of God daily and rest in the truth that every promise made by God is both ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ in Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20).  John Piper writes, “The question that God asks us is this: Are you living in the fullest enjoyment of God’s YES to you in Christ Jesus?  Or to put it another way: Have you said yes to all of God’s YES to you?  Is there any of God’s YES to you to which you are saying NO or MAYBE or NOT NOW?”

Remember, if you are not standing on the promises of God, you are not standing on solid ground!  You are standing on shifting sand and will continually be at the mercy of the strongest wind that is blowing at the time.  Let the truth that God has never broken a promise – and never will – cause you to build your life on the solid rock of Jesus Christ.  Nothing in the universe can shake this foundation.  You have His Word on it . . . His Word that was true then and now!

This is God Word For Today …This is Grace for your Journey

… Rest & Rejoice In The Wonderful Truth!

Pastor Terry

Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”

Hebrews 4:16 – “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.”


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