Standing on the Promises

11 07 2014

“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” – Corrie Ten Boom

I was singing, probably a little more loudly than I should have. The words to the old hymn, Standing on the Promises by Russell Carter, were going through my mind and touching my heart. As the melody flowed, I took comfort in the truth that God’s promises are the best place to find our footing, step away from our stress, and ease the weariness that eats at our souls. I found myself longing to do more than sing about His promises. I needed to immerse myself in the reality of God’s power and faithfulness.

Here are ten of God’s promises on which you can stand…forever.

  1. You will never be alone. Hebrews 13:5
  2. Your sins are forgiven, washed away and buried in Christ. Psalm 103:10-12
  3. His grace is sufficient…no matter what. 2 Corinthians 12:9
  4. You are on God’s mind and on His heart. Isaiah 49:15
  5. God has a plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11
  6. God’s love for you is solid, sure, and strong. Isaiah 54:10
  7. Heaven is going to be better than we can imagine. Revelation 21:4-5
  8. The Holy Spirit speaks, even when all we have are tears. Romans 8:26
  9. God is working for your good, no matter how bad things seem. Romans 8:28
  10. Jesus is coming back to take us home. John 14:1-3

My Jesus Resolution today is to stand on God’s promises. His sure and faithful words are going to be my anchor in the storm, my foundation in a world that constantly changes, and my light in the darkness. Second Corinthians 1:20 tells me that all of God’s promises find their Yes in Jesus. What that means is that when I ask, “Is it for me?” God answers “Yes!” in Jesus. Now that is something to stand on.


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