So, each week I’m going to share five promises that are currently keeping me going.
I would encourage you to pick a promise each week and memorize it!! You may not feel like you need it today, but you will tomorrow.
1. Promise that He will finish what He started. There are days (like today for example), when this race feels a little bit like mile 24 of a marathon. You just can’t comprehend how you’re going to wake up every day for however many years you have left and fight sin and love Jesus.
This verse is the answer to that question:
Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus.”
2. Promise that He is the one making decisions on the direction my life takes.
Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”
Proverbs 16:33 “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.”
3. Promise to provide me the grace I need for today to do what I need today.
2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace about to you, so that having all-sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
4. Promise that His promises will persevere me.
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, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. (2 Peter 1:3-4)
5. Promise that He is sovereign and will provide life for anyone who comes to Him thirsty. For some who believe in God’s sovereign choice, they fear that this truth trumps the other truth that He will save any who come to Him thirsty. I think both those truths are critical. Our God is sovereign, saving all those He chooses, and He is just and gracious, saving all those who come to Him thirsty.
I memorized this Scripture when I was going through The History of Redemption. It brings me more peace and joy than almost any other text in Scripture.
It’s great news for you. Great news for my dad. Great news for me.
Revelation 21:3-7 “And he said to me, “It is done! I am the alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”