what HE truly promises…| a random thought

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
Numbers 23:19

Have you ever thought over the true and beautiful promises of God? His promises are what I have been dwelling on & studying lately! Such a huge and extensive topic, I know. I don’t believe I will ever truly be done studying it! :) No, He doesn’t promise a pain-free life without heartache or loss, He doesn’t promise fame and fortune, and He doesn’t promise to give us exactly what we want right when we want it. In all honesty, His promises are so much more greater!! :) For those who the Lord has saved, we are told to deny ourselves and take up our cross DAILY{Luke 9:23}, we are promised chastening{Heb 12:6} and trials{James 1:12}, we are told we will be hated{John 15:18-20} & rejection, and when we endure persecution we are called “Blessed”{Matthew 5:11-12}…. At the same time we are promised grace & glory{Ps 84:11}, strength & peace{Ps. 29:11}, a lively hope{1 Peter 1:3}, righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ{Romans 3:22}! We are promised mercy, faithfulness, and loving-kindness from our Sovereign Savior{Ps 36:5-7}. He promises to supply every need according to His riches in glory{Philippians 4:19}, eternal life through Christ Jesus{Romans 6:23}, and victory over death{1 Cor 15:54}!! And as if that was not enough, when trials come we are promised that “ALL THINGS work together for good to them that love God”{Romans 8:28}. We are promised that chastening will yield ” the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” We are called BLESSED{by the Almighty God, the great I Am, who Himself bore our sins} when we are rejected by the world and persecuted for righteousness sake! He promises that”He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”{Philippians 1:6}. And {how beautiful is this? :)} we are promised “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”. My friends, take heart! (: Whether you are being despised & rejected by the world for your allegiance to Christ, going through trials, or physically persecuted, rejoice and be exceedingly glad! :) He is Jehovah Jireh{God our Provider!} We in ourselves can not persevere/overcome/endure to the end on our own but He will provide the strength needed for each new day. Take hold of the Father’s hand trusting in His promises, hoping in His mercies, and remember:

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”
Psalm 84:11-12

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"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

8 thoughts on “what HE truly promises…| a random thought

  1. Just incredible! Thank you so much for sharing the things you’ve been finding on promises, Rachel. What a blessing to ponder the richness of the inheritance we have been given by Jesus Christ! “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)

    1. “According to HIS abundant mercy”. Just beautiful!! :) Yes, Sarah, it is such a blessing to ponder what He truly promises. We deserve eternal damnation yet He Himself bore our sins giving us this lively hope by HIS resurrection. His promises are so much richer than we will ever be able to fully fathom here on earth! His mercy is abundant, grace sufficient, and promises are true. :)

      “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:
      To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night” Psalm 92:1-2

  2. Oh soo sweet! Rachel, I am learning/studying the same stuff! And in my exciting adventurous life (with those trials too :P) you have encouraged me SOO!!!

    THANK you! THANK YOU!!!! God bless your ministry and photography (its GREAT)!!! Another verse along the same lines (there’s so many right?) is Pslams 37:5, a favorite of mine! :D

    Blessings,
    Faith

    1. Thank you so much Faith! Praise God for encouraging you through my post. Your comment was such a blessing to receive. :) AND I was excited to see a new commenter!! Thank you! (: (:
      Your family has been gifted with a beautiful ability to sing His praise. Your voices are truly lovely! Continue to use it for HIS glory and may He bless you as you all do so!!
      The Lord grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
      Psalm 20:4

  3. Thank you, Rachel!! I have a sign on my wall that says “God is faithful to all His promises”. I have been dwelling on this same subject lately! Thank you for sharing your view. I really loved reading it, what a peaceful and WONDERFUL reminder! <3

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