7 Awesome Promises of God
7 PROMISES OF GOD If you spend very much time at all in God’s Word, you will find promise after promise after promise that He provides for us. We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt,
7 PROMISES OF GOD
If you spend very much time at all in God’s Word, you will find promise after promise after promise that He provides for us. We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He can be held to His promises, because He does not and cannot lie:
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Numbers 23:19)
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; (Titus 1:2)
This is great news for us! In fact, there’s not much better than being able to claim a promise given to us by the very Creator of the universe and all that is within it! However, in order to claim those promises as our own, for ourselves as well as for those we are believing for and praying for with fervency, we must know what they are and exactly what they say.
So, to give you a great place to start, we are going to outline seven particular promises, and the Scriptures that go along with them. There are several ways to put these promises to work for you. First, you could simply memorize them. This is the best way to hide His Word in our heart, something that the Psalmist David was always happy to do:
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11)
However, there are other instances in the Scripture where knowing the word is mentioned, and holds great importance:
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: (Deuteronomy 6:6)
But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. (Deuteronomy 30:14)
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. (Proverbs 23:12)
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; (Romans 10:8)
Aside from memorization, there are lots of other ways to utilize these Scriptures and promises. You could journal them, write them on note cards and place them where you can read them every day, or even blog about them. The important thing is that you find them and incorporate them into your life somehow. They are so powerful and will mean so much to you.
Let’s go ahead and dive right in to the first of these seven promises!
I Will Be With You
We are covering this idea first, because it has always been a desire of God’s heart to be with us. Just take a look at the Garden of Eden. It was there where He placed man as the overseer, and came to visit Adam and walk with him in the cool of the day. Communing with His creation was something God wanted to do, right from the start. It was the enemy that came in and caused sin to become part of the equation that interrupted the scheme of things, and it’s been that way ever since.
Just think about some of the times you didn’t feel all that close to God. Was it because He moved? Certainly not! Sin always brings division, but none quite so impactful as that division that happens between God and His creation…us. So, He set out in His Word to let us know He not only wants to be with us, He has promised us and declared to us that He would:
Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:20)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. (Psalm 139:7-10)
From these verses, we can see that He not only promises that He will BE with us, but He also says He will never leave us, and never forsake us. That’s great news! In Psalm 139, David makes it clear that there’s no place so far that he would be able to separate himself from God’s presence.
It’s still the same today, though few people make mention of it. Of course, we hear it from time to time in church, but for the most part, the idea escapes us. The good news is, nothing has changed! He is the same yesterday, tomorrow and forever (Hebrews 13:8), so if he was this available to those in the Scriptures, He will just as available to me and you, right here, right now.
I Will Protect You
Just as God promised He would always be with us, He also promises to protect us. And in this day and age, that’s a promise everyone should be claiming each and every day. Truly, the devil stalks around, just looking for someone to devour. Some with drugs and alcohol, some with loneliness, some with feelings of worthlessness, and some through the abuse of others. There are many vices the enemy will use to “devour” us and many times, it’s chalked up to everything but the enemy of our soul.
It’s best to understand, once and for all, that our primary source of opposition is the devil. While other things may go wrong that don’t necessarily warrant giving him credit, there is much that is. That’s Bible Truth. However, we can praise God that He knew that would be the case and gave us the precious promise that He would protect us.
One of the greatest Scriptures concerning protection comes from the 91st Psalm:
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
The entirety of the 91st Psalm can surely be a great help in times of trouble. In fact, Psalm 91:1 is often called the “Spiritual 911 Call”, for all who need immediate help. But there is more, throughout Scripture, about His protection for us.
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the lord. (Isaiah 54:17)
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)
You can also check out Psalm 138:7; Proverbs 18:10; 2 Timothy 4:18; Psalm 32:7 and 1 Corinthians 10:13.
I Will Be Your Strength
If there’s one thing we can be sure of, it is the fact that there will be plenty of times when we feel weak. Whether we feel weak in spirit or in body, or sometimes both, it always makes us feel powerless, at least to some degree. The good news in this situation is that we don’t have to feel that way. The Bible says that when we are weak, then God, on our behalf, is strong, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10)
That’s definitely a promise worth taking to the bank, right? Yes, it is! Here are some more Scriptures along the same lines to help strengthen you when you are feeling weak.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (Ephesians 6:10)
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. (Isaiah 40:29)
There is so much more within the Scriptures about God’s strength being available to replace our weakness. Of course, we don’t have room to list every single Scripture for every single topic we cover today, but we hope that it’s a good start. Truly, the Word of a God is such a help to us, no matter what we’re going through.
I Will Answer You
Isn’t it great to know that we serve a God who will answer when we call? There have probably been times when you feel like He didn’t answer you. Maybe it was a prayer for a relationship or a need, or that a loved one would be delivered from sickness. There are lots of prayers that we pray that don’t seem to get an answer at all from God.
However, in all the Scripture that we’ll find about His answers, we aren’t likely to find any that say He will answer the way we want Him to. Sometimes, a “no” is as much an answer as anything else might be. Even though we might not understand that at the time. Still, the Bible has lots to say about how He DOES answer.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3)
Here we see that one of the reasons we don’t get the answer we’re looking for is that we’ve asked for the wrong thing, or asked for something that God knows we’re going to use wrong. In His great mercy, sometimes a no could be the very thing that saves our life!
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)
You see, if we are in tune with Jesus, and we know exactly what He said and follow that to the letter, He promises He will answer us. Because, when we are walking close to Him, we’ll know what He wants and where He wants us to go and what He wants us to do.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24)
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. (John 15:16)
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14)
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15)
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. (1 John 3:22)
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:24)
I Will Provide For You
It’s an awesome thing to think about the fact that God meets all our needs. There isn’t a single thing that concerns us that doesn’t concern Him as well. Consider this discourse by Jesus, in the book of Matthew:
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (Matthew 6:25-26)
If God cares this much for the birds, we can rest assured He cares much more for us, crafted from His own two hands, and breathing the very breath He breathed into the first man, Adam.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19).
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:10)
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. (Psalm 34:10)
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11)
I Will Give You Peace
There is nothing as good as knowing God’s peace in our lives. In fact, it’s something can sometimes astound even the hardest heart. It causes others to wonder what it is that they have that causes us to be steadfast in the midst of trials. It’s what causes them to stop sometimes and ask us about it. And sometimes, they might even ask how they, too, can have it.
That’s why the Bible tells us to always be ready to answer anyone who asks us about such things: But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hop that is in you with meekness and fear: (1 Peter 3:15)
Let’s take a look at some of the great promises from God concerning our peace.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:30)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17)
I Will Always Love You
If there’s one thing we can be sure of, it is that God’s love for us is never ending. People have a harder time accepting that love than we ever will learning about it. It’s an abundant theme, running throughout the entirety of the Bible and to find it, we only have to look.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
But God commandeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)
Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. (Psalm 69:16)
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!