Did you ever stay up late watching one of those old infomercials, whether it was a knife sharp enough to cut through a soda can, a magical mop, or the latest exercise fad that promises you the fitness results you’ve always wanted?
We all know, in the deep recesses of our skeptical minds, that they are overselling these products, but something in us, says, “Hmm, maybe I’ll give it a try.”
Maybe it’s be the too-good-to-be-true features and benefits. Or the amazing low price. Or the money-back guarantee. But soon you might have found yourself thinking, “I’ve got nothing to lose.” So you placed the order and found yourself the owner of yet another dust-collecting gadget.
If we know that most of these items aren’t as amazing as they claim, why would they be so bold as to offer a money-back guarantee? Because they know that the likelihood of you taking the time to return it is slim. We may not stop buying the products, but we stop believing that anything could be too good to be true.
When God makes a promise, it’s no wonder why we have a hard time believing it. After all, if most people never fulfill their promises, why would God?
I love the way the David says it in Psalm 138:2: “I will give thanks to Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness, because Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name.”
God has nothing to gain from deceiving us, but we have everything to lose by not trusting Him.
I know it’s not always easy to trust God, especially when it feels like all chaos is breaking out in your life.
But if you will embrace these 7 promises of God and hold onto them for dear life, you will begin to see your mind shift from doubt to trust.
Promise #1: I am your strength.
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Phil 4:13). God will never call you into something that He is not fully willing and able to support you in. YOU alone may not have the strength but if you take your focus off of you and put it on the source of your strength (God), you will see that all things are truly possible with Him.
Promise #2: I will never leave you.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). Even during the darkest, most tumultuous times of our lives, we can rest assured that God is with us, even when we can’t feel His presence.
Promise #3: I have plans to prosper you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11). God did not create you just to leave you to live a mediocre life. His plans for you were formed from the beginning of time. You can step right into that promise with confidence knowing that He knows what He’s doing.
Promise #4: I hear your prayers.
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14:13-14). God promised that if we ask anything that is in line with the character of God and His purpose, He will answer. I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but I do know he will answer your prayers.
Promise #5: I will fight for you.
“The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm” (Exodus 14:14). Just like the Lord fought for the Israelites, He will fight for you. Even during the times that He calls for you to take action, HE will be the one to give you the strategy and still be right there with you, fighting for you.
Promise #6: I will give you peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Our Lord Jesus gave us His peace before he departed. This peace is not something you have to earn or even pray for, it’s yours—receive it.
Promise #7: I always love you.
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only son into the world, so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:9-10). Just because we take that word lightly and throw it around without much thought, doesn’t mean God does. His love for us is not shallow and superficial, nor does it EVER change and He proved it through the sacrifice of His one and only Son.
These promises and many more are available to you for the taking. Dive into His Word today and begin to discover His promises for yourself.
What promise will you embrace today?
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