What Wisdom Has Taught Me About The Promises of God
I have always understood that standing on the promises of God and believing the promises of God are essential to our Christian walk. A promise is a vow that is not to be broken. However, many of us have made many promises to people, whether we meant to or not we have not kept them. Sometimes when we made the promise we didn't have any intention of keeping it, they were just idle words to get what we wanted from the person or persons. Other times we great intent, however, because of circumstances beyond our control, we were not able to keep our promises.This time a year ago I did not realize how firmly I was standing on the promises of God. Things were happening in my life and events were being manipulated in the background that I had no control of. However, God did. God promises to protect His anointed. Always remember that. The enemy will manipulate others to try to destroy your name and your good works. However, you have to stand on the promises of God. Many will ask what are those promises that you stood on because I am going through trials and tribulations now. Below are a few of the promises that I stood on.
Storms of Life/Trials/Tribulations
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear." Psalm 46:1-2"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble." Psalm 9:9"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me; Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me." Psalm 138:7
"Is anyone among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms." James 5:13"These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world, ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33"The Lord upholdeth all that fall and raiseth up all those that be bowed down." Psalm 145:14"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations, knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience." James 1:2-3"So we may boldly say: 'The Lord is my helper; and I will not fear what man shall do to me.' " Hebrews 13:6"If God be for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31"When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up." Psalm 94:18
"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1"Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee." Psalm 63:3"O Lord, Thou art my God, I will exalt You. I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou hast done wonderful things. Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth." Isaiah 25:1
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee." Isaiah 26:3"Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them." Psalm 119:165"Lord, Thou wilt ordain peace for us, for Thou also hast wrought all our works in us." Isaiah 26:12
"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Jeremiah 33:3"Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice." Psalm 55:17"Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
Perserverance & Strength
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7"Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He is faithful that promised. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works." Hebrews 10:23-24"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles." Isaiah 40:31"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deuteronomy 33:27"My soul melteth for heaviness; strengthen Thou me according unto Thy word." Psalm 119:28
"The trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:3-4"I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry." Psalm 40:1"But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience." Luke 8:15
A promise is assurance that someone will do a particular thing and that particular thing will happen. When you know the Lord intimately you can stand on His promises and know that He has you. Always stand on the promises of the Lord. He has you even when you don't know what is about to happen!