God’s Promises – They Were True Then … They Are True Now

Grace For The Journey


17Apr  There is a wonderful verse in the book of Joshua that offers God’s people great comfort, security, assurance, and encouragement: “Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel.  All came to pass.” (Joshua 21:45).

What a powerful witness to the faithfulness of our God!

When He makes a promise, He keeps it – past, present, and future promises.  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!  Let’s look at a few today . . .

Do You Need To Overcome Feelings Of Anxiety?

God has promised 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.”

Do You Need To Be Freed Of Feelings Of Guilt?

God has promised in Romans, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Do You Need To Get Victory Over Feelings Of Fear?

Jesus has promised 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.”

To You Need To Be Delivered From Feelings Of Financial Strain?

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

Do You Need Be Freed Of Feelings Of Stinginess?

God has promised 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.”

Do You Need To Overcome Feelings Of Hopeless?

God has promised 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.”

Do You Need To Overcome Feelings Of Loneliness?

Jesus have promised in Matthew 28:20, “Behold, I am with you always, even 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 of 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 simply 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 … This is Grace for your Journey

… Rest And 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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