Candice Ballinger is a published author and suffers from schizophrenia and knows how to live with the disease.
God's Many Promises
List Of God’s Many Promises
- He Promises to Give Strength to His Weary People. At times when you feel overwhelmingly weak while trying to honor and follow God, he promises us to give “power to the faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
- God’s Love Never Fails. Have you ever heard someone ask this question, “Why would a loving God allow someone to grow through such misery and turmoil?” God could never stop loving you, no matter what you could possibly do could separate us from his unfailing love. (Lamentations 3:22) "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; (Psalm 103:8) "The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love."
- The Father Has Completely Redeemed You. Since God is righteous and the utmost holy he requires your sins to be paid for. Since we are sinners born into a very fallen world, hopelessly trapped in the desires of our flesh this can be a huge problem, and it's because we are sinners. We would surely perish if we were required to pay for our sins, for payment for sins is death, and rebellion against God can't go unpunished. But God has made a promise to redeem you. (Psalm 111:9) "He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!"
- The Lord Gives Us Much Needed Rest. (Matthew 11:28-30) "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for you souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Exodus 33:14) "And he said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." The Lord's yoke is a light one and Jesus made our salvation possible, all we have to do is follow him in all his ways.
- The Father Will Fight For You. (Deuteronomy 3:22) "You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you." (Deuteronomy 20:4) "For the Lord your God Is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory." (Joshua 10:28-43) "Joshua captured all these kings and their land in one campaign, because the Lord, the God of Israel fought for Israel." Moses in fact spoke of the heart of God in these verses. "Fear not, stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent."
- The Lord Has Indeed Adopted You. (Ephesians 1:5) "He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. (John 1:12) "But to all who receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. (Romans 8:15) For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" Many people in the world have poor fathers, and grow up in broken homes, but your heavenly father is the best Father and the only one you'll ever truly need to rely on for your salvation. God's adoption is an irrevocable act that he cannot take back. You are his forever.
- The Father Promises That If You Resist The Evil One, He Will Flee From You. It is well known that Jesus was perfectly sinless and absolutely perfect in general. In Matthew 4 Jesus was taken into the desert by Satan and was tempted by him for 40 days and 40 nights, this was an example of what it is like to resist the temptations of the devil. Jesus resisted his tempatations and he fled. (James 4:7) "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." As you follow and submit yourself to God you can be relieved to know there will be opposition from Satan. You just need to learn to resist him and he will flee.
- The Lord Forgives Our Sins Because We Confess Our Sins. When we become new believers we are baptized in the Holy Spirit. Once this takes place, change is the ultimate outcome. Because you are a new creation and have been reborn. But if you do slip up and commit sin the Bible says this, (John 1:9) "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." The power of honesty toward God is amazing. He restores our souls and God, our Father loves us, and eagerly, and with mercy in his eyes forgives us. When sin convicts you and you confess your sin to God you must believe that you have been cleansed of your sins and are completely forgiven. All of heaven rejoices over your restoration.
- The Lord Forgives us When We Chose to Forgive Others. (Luke 6:37) "Forgive, and you will be forgiven." You should be warned and know that if anyone young or old, chose to withhold forgiveness from someone God will withhold forgiveness from you. Unforgiveness is a sign of a person's unbelief.
- The Lord Says That Your Old Self Has Passed Away. (2 Corinthians 5:17) "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Whoever commits sin is a slave to sin, but Jesus dying on the cross took care of that problem because he paid the price for our sins by taking on the full wrath of God and shedding his blood, which makes us free from our old sinful ways. When you experience temptations do all you can to resist them.
- The Lord Says That He Will Exalt The Humble. (Luke 14:11) "For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." Exalting the humble is a repetitive theme in the Bible. The easiest way to humble oneself is to look towards God and others and away from yourself. Focus on God's glory and you will be humbled.
- The Lord Says That He Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You. (Deuteronomy 31:8) "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; "He will never leave you nor forsake you." (Psalm 37:28) "For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. "They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off." God may take you through some rough times, a lot of ups but a whole lot more downs, but he will always be there with you, through it all. You never have to worry about being alone. He is always with you no matter what. Nothing can separate you from the Lord's love.
- The Lord Has Promised Us Eternal Life In Heaven With Jesus. Our souls were created to live or die for eternity but you can rest and assure that your soul will always be in existence whether in heaven or in hell. For it says in, (John 3:16) "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
- The Lord Promises To Set Us Free. The self of old has finally passed away and we are no longer slaves to our sin-nature. (John 8:36) "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." The evil one will try to lie to you and tell you that you are still enslaved by the same bondage but you mustn't believe his lies. You are free from so much including, anger, < a href="https://www.openbible.info/topics/unforgiveness">unforgiveness</a> , bitterness, lust, rage, greed, and pride. You no longer have an obligation to your fleshly desires, yes temptations will still come and go but you no longer have to give into them.
- The Lord Promises To Meet All Your Needs. You may ask the Lord our God for anything in Jesus' name and you shall receive it. He also says that he knows all of your needs before you ever ask for them in prayer. (Philippians 4:19) "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." The Lord always finds a way to provide for his children.
- The Lord Promises to Give Us The Desires of Our Hearts. (Psalm 37:4) "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." If you chose to relish in the Lord's light and enjoy in him he lay desires on your heart that are from him, and he will give you those desires.
- The Lord Promises to Work All things for Good for Those Who Love God. (Romans 8:28) "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." This promise will indeed never turn around and fail you. Believe in this and trust in the Lord your God, sometimes it can seem difficult to understand why when things are really hard but you must have faith no matter what and know that God is still sitting on his throne and has a purpose that is good for all things.
- The Lord Promises to Never Blot Your Name Out of The Book of Life. (Revelation 3:5) "The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels." Because Jesus shed his blood for us we cannot lost our place in the Lord's kingdom. You may still face trials and troublesome circumstances but if you've ever received the gift of life and salvation it can never be taken away from you. It's as permanent as it gets, guranteed.
- The Lord Promises to Always Make Your Path Straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." So many people lack a sense of direction, asking what should I do? Where should I go? Or where should I begin? Everyone is curious about what their purpose is in God's will and try very hard to find it. The Lord will show you.
- The Lord Promises That All Things will Be Added to You When You Seek The Lord's Kingdom First. (Matthew 6:31-33) "Seek first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things (provisions) will be added to you." The kingdom of the world or the evil one's kingdom which is the world is the complete opposite of God's kingdom and the Christian living under the reign of God's kingdom and submitting to his rule will dramatically transform your life.
- The Lord Promised To Prepare a Place For Us. (Romans 8:16-17) "The spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him." Jesus said that in his Father's house he has prepared many rooms for us in the kingdom of heaven. Which tells us that although we suffer with him today we are in fact co-heirs and will soon inherit the kingdom of heaven and eternity with Jesus. You must live with him now so you can live with him forever in the future. It could be any day now. Are you ready?
- The Lord Said That He is Coming Very Soon. (Revelation 22:12) "Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done." Before Jesus ascended into heaven he said that there would come a time soon when he would return to us and resurrect the dead and gather up the church in the sky, and he would then reign over all of heaven and the earth for forever. And we as the body of the church will be with him forever from that point forward, we will always be in his presence physically for eternity. Can you even imagine being with the Lord when that day comes, oh how we will fall before him and worship him for the rest of our days. Just as the Jews had waited for the first Messiah to come, we too must wait for the second to come, and boy will he come. Get ready. It will all happen in a twinkling of an eye, that's the fastest form of movement known to man.
Study His Promises
To trust in the Lord's promises one must become acquainted with each of his promises and study them, that way you know the truth about each one and can apply that truth directly to your life. Because how can you be sure enough about something to trust in it if you don't do thorough research in order to gain insight on the topic. I've found that if I take one of the Lord's promises like "He will never leave you nor forsake you" and I cross-reference it and look up the different translations on the verse and keep a journal close by to write them down and then look up what the bible says specifically about this promise and take notes using highlighters and colored pens to keep different categories for each color it can be quite easy to really start to understand what that promise truly is all about. And like I said before, once you learn about the promise you can understand what it means and then fully apply it to your life and walk in faith that those promises are permanently given and will never be taken away from you. The Lord never changes it is impossible for him to do so, so you can bank on the fact that he will never go back on his word. If he has spoken it into existence then it is here to stay. Rest assured that his will is all good and all giving and there is nothing to big for the Lord to do for you.
God's Promises are About him, NOT Us!
All of the Lord's promises are solely about him, not us, I know what you're thinking how can that be well you have to grow in your understanding of who God is, including his character and his power, and his faithfulness. (Psalm 145:13) "The Lord is trustworthy in all his promises and faithful in all he does." To trust in his promises you first must begin to trust him God himself. And after that, we can finally begin to praise him for who he is and all that he does and begin to trust in his promises. As we start trusting in God for being his faithful, good, and all-powerful self we can lean on him and expect him to do exactly what he says he's going to do. There is never any reason to doubt the Lord.
© 2021 Candice Ballinger