Just as beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, truth and trust are in the hearts of the those who promise and those hoping to receive. Try as we may, promises are broken, while some are not intentional or in a defiant, malice manner, it happens. The truth, in my opinion is we should not make promises because rarely are they kept. Love and promises are the things we hope, dream and aspire to be, to have and to do; however, few actually ever attain and fewer yet hold onto their love and promises made. Sometimes in the face of defeat and broken promises discouragement moves in and life begins to feels less joyful and very small. I am reminded that true joy comes from within and lasting joy comes from Jesus. The only promises never broken, came from God. When we have Jesus in our hearts are soul is fed by the Holy Spirit and our steps are watched by our Father, God. The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 5:5 “it’s better that you don’t promise than that you do promise and not follow through.” Friends, I encourage you as well as myself to trust in God’s promises and seek His will for our lives, asking for His guidance in all that we do and say. Practice giving mercy and grace as they are both poured out in abundance to each of us by God on a daily basis. I hope you find comfort in God’s promises listed below.
10 Scriptures About God’s Promises
2 Peter 1:4 “And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Matthew 11:28-29 “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.”
Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
Philippians 4:19 “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 8:37-39 “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Proverbs 1:33 “But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”
John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
~Blessings and Peace~