God has made scores of promises to us throughout the Bible but there are at least six that we should be familiar with and hold onto with both hands.
1. “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 19
It is probably good at this point to notice that God promises to supply all our needs and not all our wants. However, when you think about it our needs are quite extensive and can include everything from our children coming to Christ to where we will find the money to pay next months rent.
2. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12: 9
The context of this text is that Paul has asked God to remove a certain physical ailment from him but instead of removing the problem God answers that His, “grace is sufficient.” We may not always understand what God is doing in our lives and we may not always like what He is doing but we need always to remember that God’s grace is sufficient. He has proved His love at Calvary and now we need simply trust Him to lead and guide us on our spiritual journey.
3. Paul wrote, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4
He goes on to say, “but thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (v. 57) We can praise God for the promise that we have victory over death and that the grave holds no power over us. (See John 6:54)
4. God also promises, “We know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8: 28
Everything that God does is for our good for those of us who love Him. Notice we are called “according to His purpose.” God has a plan for each of us and that plan is according to His purpose.
5. He also promises that whoever believes in Him will be saved. The most loved text in Scripture is probably John 3: 16, But, 3: 18 is also powerful, “He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
This beyond a shadow of a doubt is the greatest promise we could ever be given by God. We don’t have to do things to be saved but instead we believe in what God did for us and that is accredited to us as righteousness and we are thus given the free gift of salvation.
6. And going along with the promise of salvation is the promise of eternal life. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.” John 10: 27, 28
These six promises will take us through everything Satan can throw at us. They are our lifelines in the storms that crash down upon us, and that threaten to swamp us. We can hold onto these promises with absolute assurance because God has declared that these promises are true and He never forgets His promises.
“For this is the will of the Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life and I will raise Him up at the last day.” John 6: 40