Standing on God’s Promises

How many times through out our lives have we made a promise to someone?  We may have promised a loved one we would do something in particular.  Maybe we promised a neighbor or co-worker we would help them out in a particular situation.  Did we always follow through with our promises?  Did we ever adjust a promise into a compromise?

It is human nature to compromise and not always follow through with our word.  Fortunately, God promised throughout the years in the Bible many things to His people.  His people are me and you, and God wants us to trust in Him and follow His living word in the Bible.

Today we are going to look at some passages about standing on the promises of God.

  Deuteronomy 31:6-8 (NLT)

6  Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid of them! The Lord your God will go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you.”

7  Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched he said to him, “Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to give their ancestors. You are the one who will deliver it to them as their inheritance. 8Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord is the one who goes before you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor forsake you.”

God promised Moses He would lead them out of the Promise Land.  In this scripture in Deuteronomy Moses is proclaiming to Joshua that God will be with them to the land He has set aside for them.  God made a promise He would be with them.

Stepping out in faith requires trust.  Trusting God and giving our lives over to Him is all that He asks.  It is hard for us to understand this because all of our lives we have put our faith in others and we have been let down.  The times we have been hurt we remember and fear will set into our thoughts.

God being omni-present will always be with you.  God is with you in any trial or tribulation.  How many times life would have been a whole lot easier if we had lived our daily walk in prayer and faith?  It is never too late to readjust this nature.  Remember God will never leave you nor forsake you.