Live by God’s Promises
It is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.Hebrews 6:18-19
We can believe God’s promises because it is impossible for God to lie and it is an anchor for our souls. Living by God’s promises helps us to have patience when we pray and to trust him more as his promises are fulfilled in our lives. Pray using God’s promises, because he is pleased when we show faith by believing his promises.
In the Word we see God always keeps his promises in ways that exceed our expectations. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20) God’s grace extends beyond what we ask for because he knows our spiritual and physical needs and the situations and people in our lives; therefore he does immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine because he loves us perfectly and blesses everyone in his family. He has divine understanding, and all things are possible for God. However for God’s promises to be revealed in our lives, his power has to work in us, which means that we must follow the Spirit and reflect Christ to the world.
Below are a few promises of God that I quote daily and have seen come true in my life.
- Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 When life brings anxious moments, run to this scripture and put it in God’s hands. Ask him to guide you step by step through the day with the peace that transcends understanding. Keep doing this until the anxious moments diminish, which will happen when you give it to God.
- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) This verse holds true for those who obey the Lord with a heart of love. It doesn’t mean everything is good but it does mean God works everything for your good. Joseph, son of Jacob, was sold by his brothers into slavery at the age of 17, was a slave in Egypt, and falsely accused and put in prison, but he continued to walk with the Lord and at the age of 30 he became second in command of all Egypt. God worked all the tragedies in Joseph’s life to mold him and lift him up as a ruler in Egypt.
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) This verse reminds us of the power we have through the Holy Spirit. We can ask God for his love, strength, wisdom, endurance, etc., and we will experience his power within us. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 2:10) We experience God’s activity in our lives when we start depending on him instead of ourselves.
- For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Corinthians 4:17) For those who receive Christ as their Lord and Savior, we have the promise of eternal life. This is the greatest promise of all, to go home and be with our Lord.
Today live in God’s promises as an anchor to your soul. Call on God’s promises and believe they will come true. Never doubt, but trust God in all things, and you will experience more than you can imagine.
Let’s Pray: Lord, help me to fully believe your promises, and to walk in obedience to your will so that all your promises will come true in my life. Thank you for your truth and for your promises that are the anchor for my soul. In Jesus name, Amen