Focus on Holding Fast to the Promises

There are promises we all cling to, sometimes the ones we usually hear in sermons or media, and sometimes the promises that resonate with us personally and answer the needs in our hearts.

There are so many beautiful promises from our Lord:

“…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” — Matthew 28:20b NKJV

“For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” — Luke 12:12 NKJV

“Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.” — Romans 8:33 NKJV

The truth is, there is likely a promise for every need within our heart, which is why it’s so important to constantly immerse ourselves in the truth of His Word, so we can draw comfort and understanding in the actual moments within our day when we’re living through our circumstances, acting out our choices, and finding our way.

Insecurities can plague us if we let them, nagging at us when we haven’t superhumanly accomplished everything on our to-do list that we’re useless, not good enough, failing everyone around us. Every word we say wrong or conversation that doesn’t go right can come back and haunt us later. Every time we fall short of God’s glory and walking blameless before Him sits there in our conscience.

But God does not torment us. That is our own hearts and the fiery darts of the accuser.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” — 1 John 4:18 NKJV

That is when we should cling to the promises of God and hold fast to our faith that He will always be with us, that the Holy Spirit will teach us what to say if we turn toward that voice within, and that if we seek always to obey God, He will justify us, even if everyone else does not understand. And even if we fail, we make mistakes, we sin—if only we turn to Him, He will take our sin and wash our tears and forgive us with His unfailing love.

“…above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” — Ephesians 6:16 NKJV