There are thousands of God’s promises found throughout the Bible. All of God’s Word is a promise. These are things we can build our lives upon, which is why it’s so essential for us to know them.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. – 1 Chronicles 16:34
Instead of focusing on ourselves and our difficulties when times get tough, lift your eyes to God. He’s infinitely good.
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
Regardless of what you’re going through, God is with you. Remember, God gave Noah a rainbow to show that He keeps His promises. As faithful as He was to Noah, you can trust He’ll also be faithful to you.
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. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:31-33
There are many examples of God providing for His people in the Bible. Regardless of what we need, God’s promises show that He’s there for us.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. – James 1:5
When you need to get wisdom, you can turn to God in prayer. By sharing your hopes and dreams with Him, He’ll be sure to hear and answer your heart’s cry.
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
Remember, you are loved. This promise is the most precious of God’s promises. By it, we’re reminded that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross has led to our forgiveness and an eternity spent with Him.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. – Jeremiah 29:11
God thinks about you, His beloved child for whom He has plans to prosper. While this is easy to forget when we’re hurting, He does want us to feel His peace, hope, and encouragement through these times.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. – Romans 8:1
While Satan may condemn us and remind us of our past mistakes, God’s promises declare that we aren’t guilty, thus shutting down Satan’s voice in our lives.
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
When we need it most, God provides us with courage and strength. His grace (love and mercy in action) is sufficient for all our needs. However, we’ll still be tried, but when trials come, He’ll walk us through them. He’ll fill in for our insufficiencies during these times.
The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. – Exodus 14:14
This promise was given by Moses’ to the Israelites when they were terrified by the approaching Egyptian army. We can still choose to believe in this when we’re losing hope, feeling fearful, or growing impatient.
O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever. – Psalm 136:26
Here we find what’s known as “the never-ending story of God’s love.” It’s a reminder that God’s love is endless and never-failing. It’ll never stop showing us kindness and mercy. We see this when we look to the cross.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
Here we have a beautiful invitation and promise from Jesus to give us true, inner rest regardless of what we’re going through. He promises to partner with us and help us, and when we completely trust in His ability to do so, we receive His perfect rest.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. – 2 Corinthians 1:20
The Bible is full of God’s promises. They take on many forms, but they’re all sealed with His divine authority, a “yes and Amen.” What this means is that if God makes a promise, it’s true. There’s a lot of encouragement found here.
Which of these promises do you need to see fulfilled in your life today?