by Ann Elaine Broughton
“Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised” (Romans 4:20-21 NIV).
Has anyone ever broken a promise made to you? It is an awful feeling isn’t it? God will never break a promise He has made in the Bible. It is this fact that we must cling to and believe. In our busy hectic lives it is very easy to concentrate on the negative things instead of the wonderful promises that are spoken of in the Bible. In this devotion I want to help you remember some of those promises so that you will have faith and believe that your Father in Heaven loves you very much and will give you peace.
I am going to list some of His promises for you to look back on this week to give you hope when you feel stressed or when the weight of the world seems to be on your shoulders.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you, I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27 NIV).
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40 NIV).
“For I know my plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
“Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete” (John 16:24 NIV).
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29 NIV).
I hope that these verses will give you comfort this week. Believe in God’s promises and let them fill your soul with hope.
Thank you so much for all your promises. Help us to fix our thoughts on them and believe them with all of our hearts. We know you always keep your promises.
In Jesus’ name,