To say we need God’s promises is an understatement. We are in a season, though temporary, of uncertainty.
God is still at work. This is clearly a refining time and we do not want to miss out on the work that God is doing in and through our lives, through the strengthening of our faith. I have heard it said, “A faith that has not been tested is a faith that cannot be trusted.”
The object of our faith is Christ, the power to grow in faith is His Spirit within the Believer, and the Guide is His Word (Psalm 119:105).
Let’s look at a brief list of promises in Scripture, as well as a brief commentary to help understand and hold to these promises, today:
God is with you
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5
God knows your fears, concerns, and needs
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. Matthew 6:31-32
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matthew 6:8
God knew everyday of your life, before you were born
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them Psalm 139: 16
God’s wonderful thoughts toward you are countless
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Psalm 139:17-18
God blesses those who live for Him
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11
The Promise of Provision
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:33
- Note the sequence in this promise. We are called to do our part – seek His kingdom first in our lives, and live righteously, then we receive His promises of food, shelter, clothing (See Matthew chapter 6).
God (still) rewards generosity
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Proverbs 11:24-25
- When we give to the Lord, even though it may seem as if we do not have enough, He replenishes.
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10
I pray that as you read these verses that you will trust God to keep these promises, and let Him do the work He desires to do in your life, and in the lives of your family members, to His glory. God cannot lie, and He cannot not keep His promises!