But God Said…
No words written on paper will ever sustain you like the promises of God. Do you know them? To the bereaved, God promises: “Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). To the besieged, God promises: “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all” (Psalm 34:19). To the sick, God promises: “The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness” (Psalm 41:3). To the sinner: “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
And when fears surface, respond with this thought: But God said… And when doubts arise: But God said… And when guilt overwhelms you: But God said… Search the Scriptures for promises like a miner digging for gold, and once you find a nugget, grasp it. Trust it. For there is no greater treasure. – Max Lucado Upwords 12/30/20
I can’t claim the promises of God if I don’t know what they are. Those of you who know me well know I love to color code. In my Bible, promises from God are highlighted in pink. I don’t have every promise highlighted (yet), or know where exactly to find a promise when I’m in desperate need of one, so I rely on the Promises Book that is available in the EVNaz app.
Let’s say I’m struggling with family matters (parenting is HARD). I can go to the Promises Book, find “family trouble” on page 59, and look at verses geared towards families.
Wherever you have a need in your life, there is a promise of God for it.
I encourage you to seek out biblical promises. You can’t claim them if you don’t know what they are.