Favorite Bible Promises

I am busy with a new writing project {never has God laid something on my heart as clear as what I am working on right now and I can’t wait to share it with y’all! Pray for me, please}.

When I am working on a specific project, I go through my old journals and prayer books for inspiration and ideas.  While I was doing that I found some favorite promises God makes in the Bible {I call them promises because His Word does not return void (Isaiah 55:11) and I take Him at His Word}.  I don’t want to neglect the blog while I am working on this new project so I decided to share these Scriptures with you, in the hopes that they will speak fresh into your life as well.

The first promise that I hold to, especially in dark and trying times, comes from the book of Isaiah as well.  Isaiah 43:2 to be exact.

For several years when Jason was away, I felt like I was drowning.

Life’s undertow was dragging me under and I wondered where God was many times.  I wanted God to send the Coast Guard for my sinking soul but would have settled for a little life raft.  I was angry and hurt.  Hopelessness clouded my heart’s eyes and tainted my view of the world.

This verse was one I repeated in my head that eventually traveled the 18 inches to my heart.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.  Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.  I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth —everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made. Isaiah 43:2, 4-7

The words about bringing children from the ends of the earth {which is how far away he felt, although he was within driving distance} brought me comfort and peace.

Seven years and a miracle or two later, I smile when I read this verse.  I also share it with anyone I know that is facing a seemingly impossible situation. Even when it feels like God is not there, I promise and His Word promises, HE IS THERE! Oh, friend, He is there!  You will not drown, the waters will not overtake you.  Let Him do the swimming for you and rest in the comfort of His peace.

and the counting of gifts continues {excerpted from my gratitude and Joy Dare journal}

~ a hubby who fills my gas tank without me asking

~ a warranty that covers broken air conditioning in our van, when temperatures are over 100 degrees here in WV

~ church family that chaperone trips so that our youth {and two of my boys} can attend camp in North Carolina

~ celebrating 15 years of marriage to the only man on the planet that could put up with me

~ pretty patriotic strawberries and a berry trifle that didn’t last long with hungry boys in the house

~ Re-reading Radical {for the third time} and starting The Circle Maker with my husband on our wedding anniversary, discovering together what God desires from us, as a family, as a couple, as believers

~ Sweet Pea, forming words and sentences, saying “Bess You” when I cough, then fake coughing and blessing herself {wonder what she will say when I sneeze}, that child brings pure joy to my life

~ sweet potato fries

~ taking communion at church, singing Because He Lives as a congregation, holding hands, Body broken, body of Christ connected

Do you have a favorite Bible promise?

Linked to A Holy Experience and Soli Deo Gloria.

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Comments

  1. Terry and Beth Pederson says:

    Jumped over from Ann’s and I too am grateful for a hubby who fills the gas tank without being asked … in fact in our almost 39 years of marriage I can count on my 2 hands the times I have had to fill the tank … love that man!

    Blessings, Beth

    • It does make me happy 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    • they’ll give Him names like wonderful, colnoeusr, mighty God, everlasting Father, prince of peace Those names are so good! I’m not really sure what this teaches us about oursleves, but this verse definitely gives the Bible credibility, in my opinion. I think it gives the Bible credibility because this verse was written way before it happened ..and then just that! It happened! The prophecy was true. And it wasn’t just some coincidence’ LOL It’s not everyday a VIRGIN gives birth to a son (that right there is a lil impossible ) who is flawless and fulfills all the prophecies in the Bible. Only God <3

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