Promises

17 10 2014

Psalm 119:121-128

Promises are powerful things. Simple promises make up the ebb and flow of our every day. Deep promises make up the backbone of our lives. Living in our promises shapes who we are, tightens our focus, and gives definition to our days. Cementing our faith in the promises of God is the only antidote I know for weathering some of life’s hardest storms. That’s what we find the writer of Psalm 119 doing. In the sixteenth stanza, his eyes search for the fulfillment of God’s promises, the surety of His faithfulness, and the unfailing nature of His love.

Here are 10 promises you can count on even when everything else is falling apart.

  1. His grace is sufficient.
  2. You are never alone, not ever.
  3. God has a purpose for you, right now, right where you are.
  4. Heaven is coming.
  5. His blood is strong enough to scrub away any sin. No matter what it is.
  6. His light is more powerful than the darkness.
  7. His love for you is without end. Really.
  8. He hears your prayers and is bottling your tears.
  9. Hope is stronger than fear.
  10. God is willing and able to provide everything you need.

My Jesus Resolution today is to open my eyes and count on His grace. Psalm 119:123 says, “My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.” How many times has God kept His promises, but I was too busy worrying about the next problem, struggling to find my own way, or so deep in the hole of self-pity that I missed His movement? Every day, God is of fulfilling His promises to me. There is not a day that goes by that His faithfulness does not shine, that His mercy does not flow, and that His love does not embrace my broken heart. God keeps His promises. And that’s a powerful thing.


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18 10 2014
Karen Gill

What an encouraging message! There have been two deaths in my husband’s family recently and I hope I can share these promises with some family members! God is so good and we often miss his blessings when we are too busy to notice or too focused on ourselves and not on him.

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