When my kids were young, I learned the hard way to be very careful about making promises. Why? Because sometimes, no matter how much I may have wanted to keep the promise, the circumstances were beyond my control.

For instance, a promise of a trip to the park could be quickly shattered by a thunderstorm. A promise that daddy would be home soon could be easily derailed by a traffic jam. Broken promises like these didn’t do much for the mother-child relationship. And one of my children was particularly sensitive to any breech.

Unlike the promises of earthly parents, we can completely trust the promises of our heavenly Father. We can hold tight and hope fully because our God will always keep His promises (Hebrews 6:17-19).

God does not break promises. Period.

God, the Promise-Keeper

12 Scripture promisesHe keeps promises because He is good and faithful. He keeps promises because there are never circumstances beyond His control, never situations He did not foresee.

The absolute security of the promises of God is like an anchor for our souls in times of trouble (Hebrews 6:19). This anchor produces hope that holds us fast and sure as the waves of life toss us about. We may get a little seasick, but we won’t drift away in the current. We won’t sink in the waves.

Are you in the midst of a trial today? Are you struggling with the pain and difficulty of life? God does not promise us smooth sailing in life, but He does promise His presence. And His presence is more than enough.

Whatever you’re facing today, God knows and He is able. You can trust in His presence and hold fast to His promises. Find comfort and peace today in His Word.

12 Scripture promises for 12 kinds of trouble:

  1. Trouble – Psalm 46:1-7
  2. Need – Matthew 6:25-33
  3. Loneliness – Romans 8:39
  4. Illness – Psalm 139:13-16
  5. Fear – Psalm 34:1-7
  6. Broken Relationships – Heb 12:14
  7. Uncertainty – Ephesians 3:16-21
  8. Weariness – Matthew 11:28-30
  9. Worry – 2 Peter 5:7-11
  10. Temptation – 2 Peter 1:3-4
  11. Grief – Revelation 21:1-4
  12. Discontentment – Matthew 6:19-20

Which one of these passages spoke to you today? What promise of God do you need to hold tight to?

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