What of God’s Promises?



Question:  “What are some of God’s promises that His children can stand on?”



Bible Answers

There are over 3,000 promises in the Bible.  Some promises are blessing to believers that are obedient to God and other promises are about the outcome of those who refuse to obey God. The promises of God reveal His eternal purposes to which he has unchangeably committed His Word and upon which believers can totally depend. Christians gain God's promises by obedience and faith.


The following provides promises that we often desire, but lets first review a few passages about God's view of His Word.


God’s Word

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it (Numbers 23:19)?


No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said (Psalm 89:34).


Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant (1 Kings 8:56).


Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).


Addictions

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (James 4:10).


And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shall glorify me (Psalms 50:15).


The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound (Isaiah 61:1).


If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed (John 8:36).


There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Romans 8:1).


Deliverance from demonic harassment

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).


Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name (Psalms 91:14).


And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour (Matthew 17:18-21).


Depression

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God (Psalm 43:5).


Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall (Psalm 55:22)


The righteous cry, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles (Psalms 34:17).


Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses (Psalms 107:13).


I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).


The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27).


The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all (Psalm 34:18-19).


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).


Everything is possible for him who believes (Mark 9:23).


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him (Romans 15:13).


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).


Eternal Life

And this is the promise that He has promised us-eternal life. 1 John 2:25


For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children (Isaiah 49:25).


But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27).


Family

Honor your father and mother: that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you (Exodus 20:12).


And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers (Malachi 4:6).


Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).


But the loving kindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments (Psalm 103:17-18).


But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever (First Timothy 5:8).


Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands... Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:22 -25).


But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.' Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh.  What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate (Mark 10:6-9).


Fear

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid (Psalms 27:1)?


I cast all my anxiety on him because he cares for me (1 Peter 5:7).


The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still (Exodus 14:14).


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).


It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed (Deuteronomy 31:8).


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me (Psalms 23:4).


For I the Lord your God will hold thy right hand, saying unto you, Fear not; I will help you (Isaiah 41:13).


I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4).


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love (1 John 4:18).


Finances

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).


But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).


A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich (Proverbs 10:4).


Wealth gained hastily [fraud] will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it (Proverbs 13:11).


Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need (Malachi 3:10).


Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they (Matthew 6:26)?


Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you  (Luke 6:38).


Forgiveness

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).


But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses (Mark 11:25).


If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).


And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32).


For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you (Psalms 86:5).


He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19).


When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come (John 16:13)


God's Love

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).


For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord  (Romans 8:38-39).


I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5).


But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness (Psalm 86:15).


Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever (Psalm 136:26).


God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).


Guidance

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him (James 1:5).


I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye (Psalms 32:8).


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).


And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear (Isaiah 65:24).


Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long (Palm 25:4-5).


Call unto me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you know not (Jeremiah 33:3).


Health/Healing

For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,' says the Lord (Jeremiah 30:17).


If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes ... For I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15:26).


Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases (Psalms 103:2-3).


Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and medicine to your bones (Proverbs 3:7-8).


But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).


But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).


For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord (Jeremiah 30:17).


Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he hath committed sins, they shall be forgiven him (James 5:14-15).


Holy Spirit

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him (Luke 11:13)?


But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).


Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38).


that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being (Ephesians 3:16).


And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh (Acts 2:17).


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23).


Marriage

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help mate for him (Genesis 2:18).


Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give you the desires of you heart (Psalms 37:4).


Who so finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the Lord (Proverbs 18:22).


Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband (1 Corinthians 7:3).


Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward (Palms 127:3).


And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32).


Needs Supplied

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).


He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things (Romans 8:32).


No good thing will He withhold from those who walk along his paths (Psalm 84:11).


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).


The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing (Psalms 34:10).


And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith (Matthew 21:22).


Overcoming Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13).


Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you (James 4:7-8).


For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted (Hebrews 2:18).


Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.  Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death (James 1:13-15).


Pray that you may not enter into temptation (Luke 22:40).                       

Peace

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You (Isaiah 26:3).


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6).


When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him (Proverbs 16:7).


Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).


These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33).


Protection

He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday (Psalm 91:4-6).


The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10).


Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; you will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me (Psalm 138:7).


Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all (Psalm 34:19).


A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you (Psalm 91:7).


The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him (Nahum. 1:7).


Salvation

I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you (Isaiah 44:22).


He that believes on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him (John 3:36).


For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).


That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10).


In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace (Ephesians 1:7).


The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels (Revelation 3:5).


Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20).


Strength to do God's will

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord (Psalms 27:14).


He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength (Isaiah 40:29).


And let us not be weary in doing good: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9).


Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).


Second Coming and Resurrection

Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth-those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28-29).


In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also (John 14:2-3).


For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18).


And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4).



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