Weekly Devotional: Trusting in God and His Promises

Young woman trusting in God's promises and smiling in car

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” — Hebrews 10:23, NIV

Every single day, we choose to put our trust in something. It could be something small like trust that our car can take us to work or trust that our package will be delivered to the right house. However, we also have the choice to put our trust in something bigger, much beyond these small temporary things. We can rely on God and His promises each and every day.

Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” We do not have to be concerned about putting our trust in God. He will not abandon us or take back His words. He is true to His promises and is by our side through it all.

What Are God’s Promises?

“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” — Psalm 91:2, NIV

There are numerous promises throughout the books in the Bible. Here are some of the many things that God promises in the scriptures:

  • Everlasting life: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” — John 3:16, NIV
  • The Holy Spirit: “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” — John 14:15-17, NIV
  • Peace: “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
  • Love: “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” — Deuteronomy 7:9, NIV
  • Care: “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” — Matthew 6:31-33, NIV
  • To listen: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” — 1 John 5:14, NIV
  • Forgiveness: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” — 1 John 1:9, NIV
  • Strength: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” —Isaiah 40:31, NIV
  • Rest: “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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” — Matthew 11:28-30, NIV

God Keeps His Promises in the Bible

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” — Hebrews 11:1, NIV

For some of us, it may be hard to fully put our trust in promises. Fortunately, we can see how God has kept His promises to others. The Bible gives us many stories that show our faith in God’s promises is not misplaced. Many people throughout the Bible received the blessings of God's fulfilled promises, including Noah, Abraham, David, Simeon and the Israelites.

God Is Trustworthy

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” — Psalm 28:7, NIV

We do not have to fear that God will not keep His promises. We can put our trust in Him and the promises He has given to us in His word. We may encounter doubts or worries at times. When this happens, we can turn to Him in the midst of our unbelief and ask for His help.

His greatest fulfilled promise was through Jesus Christ. Through Christ we have redemption and hope for the future.

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