Of late, I have been reflecting on the promises of God found in the Bible; a reflection that has become the impetus for our upcoming teaching series in the New Year. From cover to cover, the Word of God is filled with His promises to us; promises that guide and direct our lives, that protect and sustain us, that give us hope and peace. His Word is our source of truth and light and in it we find help and strength for each new day.
As we close our 2021 and look ahead to a New Year may these promises encourage you as you meditate on them, as we journey together through whatever 2022 brings our way.
“My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8)
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand . (Psalm 37:23-24)
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
...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. (Isaiah 40:31)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
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)
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. (2 Timothy 1:12)
This is but a small sample size of the hundreds of promises we find in the Bible. Therefore, I will lis ten to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants. (Psaslm 85:8)
Perhaps there is a promise you would like to add to this list, please share it with us! For...You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. (Joshua 23:14)