Monday, November 28, 2011

Standing on His Promises

On Christ the solid rock I stand...
After celebrating Thanksgiving again and again (our kids came home in shifts), I’m still counting my blessings. They’re nearing 1,000 now and I have decided to keep the list going. (Why stop at 1,000?) After giving thanks for the wonderful people in my life and the numerous comforts and conveniences that surround us all, I have been reflecting on the endless list of God’s promises in His Word.

For these, I am ever so thankful:
  1. All things are possible with God. 
  2. God’s arm is not too short. 
  3. Nothing is too difficult for the Lord. 
  4. He works all things together for the good of those who love Him. 
  5. He gathers His lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. 
  6. No one can snatch them out of His hand. 
  7. God can turn to good what others intended as harm. 
  8. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 
  9. His mercies are new every morning. 
  10. His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. 
  11. He will continue the good work He has begun. 
  12. Jesus came so that we might have life, and have it to the full. 
  13. When facing temptation, He provides a way out. 
  14. He will never leave us or forsake us. 
  15. He gives wisdom to all without finding fault. 
  16. With the Lord as my shepherd, I shall not want. 
  17. He gives us immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. 
  18. The Spirit intercedes for us in groans that words cannot express. 
  19. If we seek Him with our whole heart, we will find Him. 
  20. He draws us with cords of loving-kindness. 
  21. Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord. 
  22. He will make our paths straight. 
  23. He will refresh us like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. 
  24. The joy of the Lord is my strength. 
  25. His grace is sufficient. 
  26. He gives us a future and a hope. 
  27. If we abide in Him we will bear much fruit. 
  28. Goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives. 
  29. Better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere. 
  30. One day every knee shall bow and every tongue acknowledge that He is God. 
The more I think, the more I thank! I invite you to add your own favorites in the comment section below.


  1. The one who trusts in the Lord will be like a tree with its roots next to a well-watered stream, which doesn't have to worry when it goes through dry times, rather it will never fail to bear fruit.