This weekend at church we started a new series about the promises of God. Our preacher shared with us that there are 7,400 promises from God in the Bible. He encouraged us to live our lives through the belief and assurance of these promises.
It got me curious what really are the promises of God. So I researched all 7,400 and have them listed below.
Just kidding. I found 7 of my favorite promises from God, and hope to really think about them more often, and live walking in the truth that these promises are ours.
- God Will Supply Everything we Need
God promises to take care of us, and give us everything we need to survive. According to God’s Word all we really need is food and clothing to survive. Everything on top of that is a want and not necessarily a need. 1 Timothy 6:8 says,
So we should be well satisfied without money if we have enough food and clothing.
At the end of the day, we must look at our lives and the burden we feel to keep up with everything in front of us financially. If we have food and clothing, we are okay. Everything else can wait or is not truly necessary, or else it would have made it on the list of needs according to God.
God knows that you need food and clothing, and He will give them to you if you give Him the first place in your life and live as He wants you to. ~ Matthew 6:31-33
2. All Things Will Work out for Good
God promises to make everything work for good. This promise takes strong faith to believe, because we don’t always get to see the good that comes from everything we go through. It is the promise that God says He will make everything work for good that we must believe in, not the circumstantial evidence that causes us to believe.
And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans. ~ Romans 8:28
3. Our Sins are Forgiven
Sometimes we wonder if God could really forgive us over and over and over. We wonder if God grows impatient with us for gossiping, lying, and being selfish when we thought we were done with all of that. But God promises to forgive every.single.sin until the day we die.
But the water I give becomes a perpetual spring within you, watering you forever with eternal life. No one shall snatch you away from me, for My Father has given you to Me and His is more powerful than anyone else, so no one can take you from Me. ~ John 4:14 & 10:28
4. We Will Live Forever with Jesus
Hope is in our future. One day all that is wrong in the world will suddenly be right, and we will joyfully live with God, Jesus, all the saints and angels, and all those we love so much here on earth. And we will be loved in a way we never knew we could be loved. God promises this gift of a new life, a joyful life, is in our future.
There are many homes up there where my Father lives, and I am going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with me where I am. ~ John 14:2,3
5. God Will Give us Peace When we Pray
God promises to give us peace when we pray. When we feel anxious, sometimes all we really need to do is withdraw and welcome God’s promise that He will give us peace when we pray.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.
6. We Will be Blessed for Our Obedience to God
God promises to bless those who are obedient to following Him with fruit that will not fail and it will prosper.
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow evil men’s advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God. But they delight in doing everything God wants them to do, and day and night are always meditating on His laws and thinking about ways to follow Him more closely.
They are like trees along a riverbank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper. ~ Psalm 1:1-3
7. We Are a New Person in Christ
God has promised that once we welcome Jesus as our Savior, we receive the Holy Spirit and become a new person. It doesn’t always feel like the Holy Spirit lives withinus, and often times we still struggle with feeling a connection with God or even a desire to be completely obedient all the time.
But even though we don’t always feel the righteousness of the Holy Spirit within us, God has promised that He is there, working within us. Again, we have to believe His promise of this, instead of believing it because we feel it.
When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
Promise of the Holy Spirit within us…
Because of what Christ did, all you who heard the Good News about how to be saved, and trusted Christ, were marked as belonging to Christ by the Holy Spirit, who long ago had been promised to all of us Christians.
His presence within us is God’s guarantee that He really will give us all that He promised, and the Spirit’s seal upon us means that God has already purchased us and that He guarantees to bring us to Himself. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious God. ~ Ephesians 1:13,14