on God’s Promises

“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.”
― Augustine of Hippo

“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”
― Corrie ten Boom

“I had a choice: I could believe the lies of the devil, in which case I was on my way to suicide, or I could believe in the promises of God, and be taken through my time of trial.”
― Angus Buchan, Faith Like Potatoes: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for God

“True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.”
― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

“When our trials come, when we feel pain and suffering, when our tears flow again, it is our joy and comfort to lift our faces heavenward and to go on, standing on the promises of God.”
― W.A. Criswell

“If you think God has promised this world will be a five-star hotel, you will be miserable as you live through the normal struggles of life. But if you remember that God promised we would be pilgrims and this world may feel more like a desert or even a prison, you might find your life surprisingly happy.”
― Kevin DeYoung, Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will

“And yet some people actually imagine that the revelation in God’s Word is not enough to meet our needs. They think that God from time to time carries on an actual conversation with them, chatting with them, satisfying their doubts, testifying to His love for them, promising them support and blessings. As a result, their emotions soar; they are full of bubbling joy that is mixed with self-confidence and a high opinion of themselves. The foundation for these feelings, however, does not lie within the Bible itself, but instead rests on the sudden creations of their imaginations. These people are clearly deluded. God’s Word is for all of us and each of us; He does not need to give particular messages to particular people.”
― Jonathan Edwards

“One of the most poisonous of all Satan’s whispers is simply, “Things will never change.” That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to “make all things new.” Eye has not seen, ear has not heard all that God has in store for his lovers, which does not mean “we have no clue so don’t even try to imagine,” but rather, you cannot outdream God. Desire is kept alive by imagination, the antidote to resignation. We will need imagination, which is to say, we will need hope. ”
― John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God

“You are indicting your unbelief by distrusting God’s goodness, and you are bringing greater misery upon yourself by disparaging God’s blessing. For if you had trust in God’s grace and promises, you would undoubtedly be supported. But because you do not hope in the Lord, you will never prosper.”
― Martin Luther, The Sermons of Martin Luther: 7 Volumes

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”
― D.L. Moody

“Every promise of Scripture is a writing of God, which may be pleaded before Him with this reasonable request, ‘Do as Thou hast said.’ The Heavenly Father will not break His Word to His own child.”
― Charles H. Spurgeon

“God never calls His people to accomplish anything without promising to supply their every need.”
― Charles R. Swindoll

“We can’t, and we should not, compare sufferings. We come together as a family of God, hand in hand. And then together coming and standing upon the promises of God, knowing that no matter who you are, no matter what you’re going through, that God knows it, He is with you, He is going to pull you through.”
― Nick Vujicic

“God’s plan is not to abandon this world, the world which he said was “very good.” Rather, he intends to remake it. And when he does he will raise all his people to new bodily life to live in it. That is the promise of the Christian gospel.”
― N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

‘There is nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling dreams. That is who He is. That is what He does. And the bigger the circle we draw, the better, because God gets more glory.’
― Mark Batterson, Be a Circle Maker: The Solution to 10,000 Problems

‘The promise of a dreamer’s future will always remain greater than their present ability. God will always give them dreams that are further along than their current level of maturity.’
― Wayne Cordeiro

‘Jesus did not promise us a life free from trouble. He is called the God of all comfort—and if there were no troubles, He would not need to be called by this name. Jesus does not promise freedom from all problems, but He does promise that we will never face situations alone.’
― Jonathan Falwell, 1,000 Days: The Ministry of Christ

‘David found the heart to pray when he received God’s Word of promise—that he would establish his throne and build him a house. Christians, however, have an infinitely greater Word of promise. God will not merely build us a house, he will make us his house. He will fill us with his presence, beauty, and glory. Every time Christians merely remember who they are in Christ, that great word comes home to us and we will find, over and over again, a heart to pray.’
― Timothy Keller, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

‘God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.’
― Max Lucado, Just Like Jesus: A Heart Like His

‘David knew that God had called him to be king, but he did not seek kingship. Instead, he trusted God to bring it about. On several occasions, David had an opportunity to kill Saul and claim the position God promised him, but he did not. He wanted it in God’s way and time, and eventually his patience and faithfulness were rewarded.’
― Floyd McClung, Follow: A Simple and Profound Call to Live Like Jesus

‘God makes a promise; Faith believes it; Hope anticipates it; and Patience quietly awaits it.’
― D.L. Moody, Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study

‘In truth, the Christian hope rests not ultimately upon our own diligence, but on God’s faithfulness.30 It is God, not us, who will ultimately persevere, and that is why he is able to promise us eternal life: “where the promise is, there is all this assistance. The faithfulness of the Father, the grace of the Son, and the power of the Spirit, all are engaged in our preservation.’
― John Owen, Overcoming Sin and Temptation

‘The key that unlocks the treasure chest of God’s peace is faith in the promises of God.’
― John Piper

‘It is important that we understand that God manifests no enmity toward us. He has never broken a promise. He has never violated a covenant. He has never sworn a vow to us that He failed to pay. He has never treated a human being in this world unjustly. He has never violated us as creatures. In short, He has kept His side of the relationship perfectly. But we have violated Him. We are the ones who violate the creature-Creator relationship.’
― R.C. Sproul, The Truth of the Cross

‘We know not which most to wonder at, the faithfulness of God or the unbelief of His people. He keeps His promise a thousand times, and yet the next trial makes us doubt Him. He never faileth; He is never a dry well; He is never as a setting sun, a passing meteor, or a melting vapour; and yet we are as continually vexed with anxieties, molested with suspicions, and disturbed with fears, as if our God were the mirage of the desert.’
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening

‘True faith is never found alone; it is always accompanied by expectation. The man who believes the promises of God expects to see them fulfilled. Where there is no expectation, there is no faith.’
― A.W. Tozer

‘Those who mourn sense the rupture of a world severed from God and thus edge closer to the Father who promises to make all things new.
― Philip Yancey, Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?

‘My friends, because Jesus endured the cross, He has given us the power to endure whatever we must face in life. Even when the sky grows dark and we feel abandoned by all we love, God is there with comfort and healing. Never alone; never forsaken; always loved. That is the promise of the cross. Don’t ever lose heart. Look to the cross and victorious King, who conquered sin and death on it. He has overcome the world.’
― Darlene Zschech, Revealing Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional

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