Someone has counted over 3574 promises in the Bible. And if you ask most any Christian (in a general sense) he or she will respond by saying that they believe those promises are true. However, when it comes right down to how that applies in our own life in a very personal and specific situation, how faithful are we or putting it another way, do we really believe those promises are true? Often we begin to back peddle, and say “Surely that can’t apply to me” or “It’s too late” or “God is not interested in the details of my life” or “I just can’t wait for Him”. The promises that God offers are sure, powerful and for all who, without reserve, believe what He said. They are not for those who say they trust Jesus but live their lives as though no change has taken place (they are not really Christians anyway).

If we believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and have had that born again experience which changes life and further we believe that every word He uttered is true, including the promises He made…then they (the promises)are available to us. They are powerful and undeniable in and of themselves.

But there is one thing more that I have personally found. If we embrace those individual promises, truly embrace them, the Lord, by His grace, will send combinations of promises that become infinitely more real, clear and comforting than we ever dreamed a relationship with Him could be. It brings rest like we have never known because we can be sure that He will perform that which He has promised. The following are two such promises that I tenaciously held on to for nearly 10 years and saw fulfilled.

“I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten” Joel 2;25

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him,” Is. 64;4

When thy secret hopes have perished
In the grave of years gone by,
Let this promise still be cherished,
“I will guide thee with mine eye”…(Precious Promise)

Posted on August 11th, 2013