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All Your Promises Are True

by SARAH DEAL PROMISES OF GOD Isolation & loneliness Trust Discouragement Overwhelmed
All Your Promises Are True
“The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.”
Psalms 145:13b

“All Your promises are true.” 

The words of a familiar song rang hollow in the air as I unpacked our suitcases. It was the end of an eventful journey back to our ministry in a bustling city in the middle of a crowded island in Asia-Pacific. A week that included an emergency hospital stay in a foreign country, several flight changes, a few unplanned days in the capital city, and what felt like the worst case of jetlag yet. 

I felt ragged and worn. Knowing our family would be spending a month or two living as guests in someone else’s home while we searched for a place to rent only made me feel more displaced. I could not for the life of me think of a single promise on which to anchor my hurting heart.  

As I sat on the edge of the bed and began to cry, my mind raced with thoughts of what God had not promised… “He never said this would be easy. Jesus didn’t have a place to lay His head, so it’s selfish to expect a home!” 

The thoughts came quicker now…  “His promises were for Israel, Sarah, not for YOU! You think He cares about your petty complaints?! He’s got bigger things to concern Himself about! Did God really say you mattered? Now toughen up and fight for yourself if no one else will!” 

Our enemy’s aim is to keep us from trusting God’s Word and His trustworthiness, and it’s a battle that has been raging since the Garden of Eden. 

I wish I could say that it took only minutes for me to turn to the Truth of God’s Word. My jetlagged body, anxious mind, and stubborn heart resisted for a miserable week before I finally gave in to the tender work of the Holy Spirit. He gently encouraged and settled my heart with promises from His Word.  

He will not leave me (Hebrews 13:5). 

He cares about me (1 Peter 5:7). 

He is for me (Romans 8:31-34). 

Faithful, proven, through all our tight places and heartache and transition. All His promises are true. 

Closing Prayer
Father, we praise you for your promises to us! Thank you for sending Christ so we can have a relationship with you, and that through Him, all your promises are fulfilled with a resounding “Yes!” (2 Corinthians 1:20)! Help us to continue to trust your promises in our daily life, to be in your Word consistently so that we can be alert to the attacks of the enemy. May every tight place become an opportunity for us to trust you more and know you better as we bring you glory with our lives and in our hearts. Thank you for always pursuing my heart with your Truth. Amen.
Article: Wall of Truth by Pete and Leah Humphreys Pete and Leah have done the hard work of compiling verses that help remind us Who God is, what He does, and how that should affect our daily life!
Question for Reflection

What is a promise of God you can trust in the middle of hard day?

Sarah Deal
January 12, 2022

One of the promises that is most encouraging to me is that God is with me. Joshua 1:9 says: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Consider this: If God called for such courage in Joshua, how much more is He calling for courage in us, who have been granted the privilege of the ever-present, indwelling Holy Spirit through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son?! Knowing that He has signed Himself up for the job of standing by me through life gives me confidence and assurance that I am never alone, despite what my fluctuating emotions may be telling me. Knowing that He sees and understands each intricate detail and need of my daily life helps me take courage and truly rest in His care.