Promises of God

What are the promises of God?

The Bible is overflowing with promises. According to one source the Bible contains over 5,000 promises from God to you. I’m encouraged by Abraham’s faith in the promises of God: He did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God has power to do what he had promised (Romans 4:20-21).”   I want to have a similar testimony!

Ultimately, the promises of God are rooted in the character of God.   God is love (1 John 4:8). God is holy (Isaiah 6:3). God is good (Psalm 34:8).   God is faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:24). God is with us (Matthew 1:23). The list of God’s praiseworthy character could go on and on. God can be relied upon and he will prove faithful to those who trust in Him.

Ultimately, the promises of God are rooted in Jesus.   We must trust in the promises of God. Yet, the true reward of the promises of God is a relationship with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: “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 (2 Corinthians 1:20).”

With all that said, let’s look at just a few of the promises of God. With over 5,000 to choose from these are merely some of my favorites:

Forgiveness of sins: 1 John 1:9

Presence of God: Exodus 3:12; Joshua 1:9; Isaiah 58:9

Joy of God: Psalm 16:11; John 16:20-24

Answer to prayer: Jeremiah 33:3; Philippians 4:6-7

Holy Spirit: Luke 11:9-13; John 14:13-16

Salvation: John 3:16; John 11:25-26; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10

Meeting needs: Philippians 4:19; Matthew 6:31-33

Protection: Exodus 14:14; James 4:7; 1 Corinthians 10:13

Guidance: Psalm 32:8; James 1:5

Remember, we trust in God not our circumstances. No matter the difficulty, struggle, or conflict you face, place your trust in God.

(Note: Every passage of Scripture has a particular context.  Each of the verses above are pulled from a much larger context that needs to be understood and applied)

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