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  • Writer's pictureJen Stone-Sexton

Remembering Promises - Trusting God's Faithfulness

Updated: Jun 5

Do you struggle with trust? God is trustworthy. He does what He says He is going to do. Read the blog to get a deeper glimpse into God's faithfulness and goodness.

“Know that the Lord your God is God, the trusted God who faithfully

keeps his covenant to the thousandth generation

of those who love him and obey his commands.”

Deuteronomy 7:9 (ISV)

Do you struggle with trust? Have promises people made to you been broken? Are you walking through a difficult season? When life feels like it's falling apart or we are struggling with something painful, we can wonder, "Where is God in all of this?" "Why hasn't God answered my prayers?"

In a world of constant change, we can rest in and trust that God is unchanging. God is faithful and keeps promises! What a reassuring anchor of hope in a turbulent and troubled world! What a bar of uncompromising truth to believe in the face of disappointments, delays, and denials! Each time I open my Bible, I find God’s promises. Whenever I have been in a difficult season, remembering God's faithfulness and reading God's promises gives me hope, strength, courage, comfort and peace.

We all have so much going on in our lives and vying for our time and attention, that we have to be intentional about remembering what it is we want to remember. We calendar what is important or make lists of meetings, errands, birthdays, appointments, and so on.

Just as we do with our calendars and schedules, it is important to be intentional about remembering the promises of God and what God's Word says about His faithfulness. Otherwise, we naturally forget them.

In my daily life, I need to remember promises such as: Nothing in all of creation can separate me from the love of God. (Romans 8:38-39); God will never leave me or forsake me (Deut. 31:6); God is trustworthy (1 Corinthians 1:9); God is my Shepherd (Psalm 23); God protects me (Psalm 91); God brings beauty out of ashes (Isaiah 61:3); God has not given me a spirit of fear, ,but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7); God is love (1 John 4:7-8); God is faithful (2 Timothy 1:11-13); God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46).

"God is not a human who lies or a mortal who changes his mind.

When he says something he will do it, when he make a promise, he will fulfill it"

Numbers 23:19 (CBJ)

Even promises are fulfilled by process, through seasons, over time.

I’ve spent a lot time in my life running a head of God - and trying to run away from pain - and then looking to Him to pick up the pieces of my shattered dreams, broken heart, and messed up life. Yet He wants so much more for me, for you, than that! He promised us LIFE and life more abundantly! (John 10:10) And what I’m realizing is that abundant life comes when I trust Him. As I walk in trust, He works things together for the best in ways I could never have imagined … and in ways that point to His unmistakable glory, sovereignty, presence, grace, and love in my life!

Many of God’s promises are also conditional to our response, our action, or our faith. God wants to transform us from the inside out to reflect His nature and His glory. Yet God can only do His work through us when we respond!

Perhaps our emotions or our dreams motivate us, but it takes more than emotion to get us to the finish. We need to remember the promises of God to live in bold and confident faith. When we react to our circumstances based on emotion, we can become immobilized by fear.

When going through life’s struggles, we need to look at and find strength in what God is doing and in who God is! And to remember that who God is and what He has promised are intricately woven together. One of my favorite promises is found in Philippians 1:6 where Paul writes,

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you,

will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

Questions for Reflection:

How did God show up for me when I was going through a difficult season? In what ways did He provide for me exactly what I needed at the right time? Was I paying attention to how He answered my prayers? How does remembering what God has done for me in the past strengthen and encourage me to trust God for today...and for my future?

Prayer: Lord, please help me to remember all the times You have shown your love and faithfulness to me - in big and small ways. As I read your Word, help me to see how much you love me and your gracious promises to me. Seal your promises in my heart, so I can live with courageous faith instead of cowering in fear. Thank you. Amen.


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Editor's Note:

This devotional blog is by Jen Stone-Sexton, Christian Life Coach, Author, Speaker, Teacher and Founder. Jen has openings for a select number of new clients. Learn more about Jen and what Freedom to Flourish Life Coaching has to offer you.

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Credits: All Scripture references and quotations used with permission:

International Standard Version (ISV) Copyright © 1995-2014 by ISV Foundation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern, Published by Jewish New Testament Publications, Inc., Clarksville, Maryland USA & Jerusalem, Israel

New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


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