God’s Promises: Standing Firm

2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV) ~~ For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

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by Carley Cooper

As Christians we are well acquainted with the story of Jesus.  He is our Saviour.  Some of us have heard this story our whole lives.  We know it.  We believe it.  We live it. 

Even with this, there are times when suddenly it can hit us like it’s all brand new; like we’ve never heard it before.  Someone died to save ME!  How can this be? 

Overwhelmed with His Love

A few Sunday’s ago, I got very overwhelmed during a church service while we were singing the song, Standing on the Promises of God.  It’s a very well known song.  It made me think ‘What are the promises of God?’  There are so very many.  But, the one that popped into my head first was ‘I am forgiven’.  Of all that I have said and done in this lifetime to hurt God, myself, the world, and others; God has completely forgiven me.  The more I thought about it the more my emotions built up.  I was close to tears with all that I was feeling.  I am forgiven.

God Promises are Solid

He doesn’t change His mind.  He’s God, and He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  I’m not sure, as human beings, we can truly wrap our minds around just what that means.  No matter how well we trust another person, the truth of the matter is they can hurt us.  Promises are very often broken, even in the best intentions.  No one is perfect, and people can and do let us down at some point or another.  No matter how well we ‘know’ a certain person ‘could never’ or ‘would never’ hurt us, the fact remains that they are just human and the possibility is always there. There’s no guarantee button to click to make sure we don’t get hurt.

We are Forgiven  

Because I am forgiven, despite all the stuff I've done, I am completely free.  So many things would make other people hate me; but God loves me anyway.  God is so good it’s really incomprehensible.  It’s like the song says, we are standing on promises that cannot fail.  And, as such, we cannot fall.

Standing on the Promises of God

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
through eternal ages let his praises ring;
glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
standing on the promises of Christ my Saviour;
standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
by the living Word of God I shall prevail,
standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
bound to him eternally by love's strong cord,
overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword,
standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
listening every moment to the Spirit's call,
resting in my Saviour as my all in all,
standing on the promises of God.

Let’s Pray

Dear God ~~ Wonderful, loving, ever-faithful Father; You have blessed us with so many promises.  We can’t even truly comprehend the magnitude of the promises You’ve given us.  Sometimes I forget to say thank You for the sacrifice of Jesus.  Some days I just take it for granted.  Thank You for this sacrifice.  Please help me to stand firm on Your promises every day, and help me not to hurt others.  I pray in Jesus name, AMEN

Now It’s Your Turn

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  1. Amazing, Carley. Thank you. Judi

    1. Thanks Judi. I hope you were blessed by it HUGS

    2. I love this song. Thank you Carley! Hugs.....

    3. Thank you Cindi. I'm glad it blessed you. HUGS :-)