There are approximately 8,810 promises in the entire Bible. In the Old Testament there are 7,706 and in the New Testament there are 1,104 wonderful promises. Deuteronomy 28 has 133 promises, which is more than any other chapter in the Bible. I say all this to make this observation that Vance Havner shared, Church “We’re sitting on the premises when we ought to be standing on the promises!” Another way of saying this is we too often focus on our past or what has happened or is happening or what could happen rather than focusing on God’s Promises. The past year has thrown us so many curveballs and what seemed to be a lot of uncertainty. Uncertainty of how long this will last, if there will be school again, how far this virus will spread, to how long will it be to get back normal. But as we continue to push through this season, I ask you to lean on God’s Promises.
- His presence – “I will never leave thee” (Heb. 13:5)
- His protection -“I am thy shield” (Gen. 15:1)
- His power -“I will strengthen thee” (Isa. 41:10)
- His provision -“I will help thee” (Isa. 41:10)
- His purposes – “Thoughts of peace, and not of evil” (Jer. 20:11)
Is this unprecedented times? Absolutely. But we serve an omnipotent, omniscient God and who else is there to call on and lean on in times such as these? Stop focusing on our circumstances and start leaning on the promises of the Lord. God is good and we can lean on his word because we know His word is Gospel. That is the message today, that is the message for this year, and that is the message for our daily walk, lean on God’s promises.