Last week I began my little series of ‘weekly’ promises.
Here are five more for this week!
1. Promise that God will make all this better. There are so many things I love about this first promise.
1 Peter 5:10 “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
I love that Peter specifies that God will restores us after we’ve suffered ‘a little while’. It’s a sweet reminder that this suffering is so fleeting. I love the way this verse emphasizes who is doing the restoring: God of all grace, the same God who has called me to eternal glory in Christ, He, Himself is going to do it. Neat.
2. Promise that if I abide in the Word I’ll get to know what is true. It’s hard to tell up from down some times. This is a powerful promise that motivates me to read the Word – not out of guilt or fear but out of a desperate longing to know the truth; to really know it, to experience it.
John 8:31 “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
3. Promise that God is for us and gives us all things. Wow. This verse says it all. Imagine what would be different in your life if you believed this?
Romans 8:31-32 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”
4. Promise that our prayers actually have power. In keeping with my post last week check out this promise:
James 5:16 “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
When I read that promise I get a little nervous. Do I fit the job description of those who benefit from that promise? Can I genuinely say that I am righteous? I can. You know why? Because of promise number 5:
5. Promise to make me righteous.
Isaiah 53: 11 “By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.”
That’s another verse that I memorized when I was memorizing The History of Redemption. What a great and mighty promise.
He made me righteous. He bore my iniquities.
Every blessing I enjoy today I enjoy because of that promise. Every other promise flows through and out of that one.
What promise did you memorize last week? Which one will you memorize this week?