It Was True Then…It Is True Now

There is a wonderful verse in the book of Joshua that offers God’s people profound comfort, security, assurance, and encouragement: “All of the good promises that the Lord had given Israel came true” (21:45).  What a powerful witness to the faithfulness of our God!  When He makes a promise, He keeps it—past, present, and to come.  As one wise writer observed, “God will keep all his promises whether you believe them or not!”

So . . . what do you need to believe God for today? The list of His promises is long enough to fill a thick book!

Feeling Anxious?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:6-7)

Feeling Guilty?

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  (Romans 8:1)

Feeling Fearful?

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.  (John 14:27)

Feeling Financial Strain?

Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  (Matthew 6:33)

Feeling Stingy?

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Feeling Hopeless?

Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  (1 Peter 1:3)

Feeling Sick?

Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has made you well.”  And instantly the woman was made well.  (Matthew 9:22)

 

Feeling Alone?

Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.  (Matthew 28:20)

God has promised to meet all of your needs.  However, it’s important to understand He has not promised to provide all of your wants and desires.  You may want a new car . . . but you may not need a new car.  You may want a bigger house . . . but you may not need a bigger house.  You may want a higher paying job . . . but you may not need a higher paying job.

It serves the Christian well to meditate on the promises of God daily and rest in the truth that every promise made by God is both ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ in Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20).  John Piper writes, “The question that God asks us is this: Are you living in the fullest enjoyment of God’s YES to you in Christ Jesus?  Or to put it another way: Have you said yes to all of God’s YES to you?  Is there any of God’s YES to you to which you are saying NO or MAYBE or NOT NOW?”

Remember, if you are not standing on the promises of God, you are simply not standing on solid ground!  You are standing on shifting sand and will continually be at the mercy of the strongest wind that is blowing at the time.  Let the truth that God has never broken a promise—and never will—cause you to build your life on the solid rock of Jesus Christ.  Nothing in the universe can shake this foundation.  You have His Word on it . . . His Word that was true then and now!

This is the Gospel.  This is grace for your race.  NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!

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  1. match19

    Very good post. We must continually preach the gospel to ourselves so that we can accept God’s YES in any moment. He is sovereign for His glory.

  2. match19

    Very good post. We must continually preach the gospel to ourselves and others so that we can accept God’s YES in any moment. He is sovereign for His glory. In Christ alone our Hope is found. It is true because the Bible tells us so! Thanks.

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