Hold On To His Promises
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature. — 2 Peter 1:3-4
What you believe about God is the most important thing about you. It shapes your life. It determines how you deal with good and hard circumstances that come your way and how much victory or defeat you will know.
An important truth about God you need to treasure in your heart is that He is promiser and it’s His nature to fulfill those promises. You can’t read Scripture very long without seeing that revealed through history:
” He promised Noah that He would never again destroy the world by a flood (Genesis 9).
” He promised a plague and enumerable people as descendents to Abraham (Genesis 12).
” He promises to deliver the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt (Exodus 6).
And all that’s just getting started.
God’s promises are the assurances He gives to His people so we can walk by faith while we wait for Him to work.
How we relate to God is determined by what we do with His promises. Do you believe them? Have you learned that when you walk by sight you never win? But when you walk by faith, and believe there will be a day when He will fulfill them, He will never disappoint you. God sees you in this situation you face today. He knows how hard it is to walk by faith. He knows our frame and He remembers that we are dust (Psalm 103:14). And He’s not going to leave you wondering what’s going to happen, or uncertain about the future or overcome by fear. He makes promises to you so that you can get through the long nights and the difficult days of waiting. He asks you to hang on to His promises for the long haul.
The hard part of doing that, of course, is the gap between His promise and His fulfillment of that promise. Almost always, His promises are not going to be answered tomorrow or the next day. That’s why He gives us something to hold on to.
And while we wait, God builds our faith. I guarantee you that when you rest in the promises of God, you have a great life. You live more confidently. You believe good things are in store for you. As long as you’re living in doubt and defeat, you’ve got nothing to look forward to. But if you anticipate His blessing, He’s never going to let you down. His reputation is on the line. He’s promised to do some things in your life and when you hold on to what He’s promised, you’re going to win in the end.
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