PROMISES TO STAND ON

Will you be like this turtle and stand on the promises of the Lord our Rock? Or, will you jump off the rock in fear and hide like all the turtles that were covering the rock when I walked by?

by Tammy Phillips
July 21, 2021

“Standing on the promises that cannot fail, When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God.”   

I do not know how many promises are in the word of God.  I suppose every word in the Bible is a promise.  It is His word.  In the Old Testament the word for promise was dabar which really means to set things in a row, ranging in order, to direct, lead, guide, to put words in order, to simply speak.  In times past when a man gave you his word, he was giving you, his promise.  A man’s word was enough.  An oath did not have to be given.  Today, we look at a promise as an oath day, when in it all actuality is our word.    Taking into consideration that our word is our promise, we should be much more careful with our words. 

On the other hand, King Solomon said of the Lord: 

“Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses. (1 Kings 8:56 NKJV)

To reiterate, not one word that the Lord has spoken has ever failed.   Joshua’s dying words stated the same:

“Behold, this day I [am] going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one WORD of them has failed. (Joshua 23:14 NKJV)

 Do you feel like David today?  Are you crying out to God with the same words?

Has His mercy ceased forever? Has [His] promise failed forevermore? 9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? Selah 10 And I said, “This [is] my anguish; [But I will remember] the years of the right hand of the Most-High.” (Psalm 77:8-10 NKJV)

David was discouraged.  He was wondering if God had forgotten him and if the Lord’s word was untrue.  He made a fast recovery and encouraged himself by remembering the years that the Lord had been faithful to His word.  I hope to do the same for you.

Everett R. Storms was a schoolteacher in Canada who on his twenty seventh time reading through the Bible decided to study the promises in the Bible.  He found 8,810 promises with 7,487 of them being promises made by God to us.  Like I said, the Bible is the word of God, so it is His promise to us. 

His promises are exhaustive. “For all the promises of God in Him [are] Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”  (2 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV)

BE ENCOURAGED!  

THE LORD’S PROMISES ARE:

  • UNFAILING-1 Kings 8:56
  • A NEW HEART- Jeremiah 31:33
  • ALWAYS TO BE WITH US -Isaiah 43:2, Matthew 28:20
  • ASK, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU – John 14:14
  • CALL AND HE WILL ANSWER -Jeremiah. 33:3
  • COMFORT -John 14:16
  • COMPLETE -Colossians 2:10
  • DEFENSE -Isaiah 41:13
  • DELIVERANCE -Psalm 50:15
  • DIRECTION -Psalms 32:8
  • ENDURING, FOREVER LOVE -1 Chronicles 16:34
  • FORGIVENESS -1 John 1:9
  • FUTURE HOME -John 14:1-3
  • GOOD TO ALL -Psalm 145:9
  • HEALTH AND HEALING -Jeremiah 30:17
  • HOLY SPIRIT -John 14:27
  • HOPE -Romans 15:13
  • JOY -John 15:11
  • RECONCILIATION -Romans 5:10-11
  • ABUNDANT LIFE -John 10:10
  • ETERNAL LIFE – 1 John 2:25
  • LIGHT OF LIFE. John 8:12
  • NEW LIFE IN CHRIST-2 Corinthians 5:17
  • LOVE EVERLASTING -Psalm 103:17
  • NOTHING IS TOO HARD -Jeremiah 32:27
  • NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE -Luke 1:36-37
  • PEACE -John 14:27
  • POWER, LOVE, AND A SOUND MIND -2 Timothy 1:7
  • PROTECTS AND SAVES -Psalm 116:5-6
  • PROVISION -Philippians 4:19
  • PURPOSE -Jeremiah 29:11
  • REST- Matthew 11:28-30
  • SAFETY-Proverbs 18:10
  • SALVATION -Romans 10:9
  • SAVE OUR CHILDREN -Isaiah 49:25
  • STRENGTH TO THE WEARY AND  POWER OF THE WEAK – Isaiah 40:29
  • SUSTAINS US -Psalm 94:18
  • SWEET SLEEP -Proverbs 3:24-26
  • THE WAY,  TRUTH AND LIFE -John 14:6  
  • UPHELD BY GOD’S OATH -Hebrews 6:12-9
  • VICTORY OVER TEMPTATIONS -1 Corinthians 10:13
  • VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST -1 Corinthians 15:57
  • WISDOM -James 1:5
  • NO MORE DEATH, SORROW, CRYING, OR PAIN,Revelation 21:4
  • HE IS COMING SOON -Revelation 20:20

I enCOURAGE you with the “exceedingly great and precious promises” of God.  I pray that you can be like Abraham who “did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.”(Romans 4:20 NKJV) Know that “the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 KJV)

Stand on His word. He will not fail you.  He is faithful that promised!

One thought on “PROMISES TO STAND ON”

  1. ❤❤❤ So good! Always love when you apply scripture to your blogs! It is so powerful and gives hope to the hopeless and love to the loveless!

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