Bible Promise for the Day – A Reason to Be Bold

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

There are many occasions in the Word of God where the Lord tells His people, whether as a nation, or to individuals, to “fear not.” The times in which we live now certainly provide many reasons for some people to fear.

There is a lot of uncertainty on the horizon, as I mentioned yesterday, and events are lining up for even gloomier days – depending on how you look at it. Things like debates between presidential candidates are not always very helpful, either.

In spite of these things, God repeated His intention and command that His people should not be afraid. Why? There are three reasons given in this Bible verse:

  1. His Guaranteed Presence – “I am with thee”

If anyone should ask, what good will that do? His answer reminds us that He is our God – and He has unlimited power and wisdom!

  1. His Guaranteed Help – “I will strengthen thee”

Even though we may at times be weak in ourselves, or in our resolution to serve Him, yet He will give us strength, even when we have none.

  1. His Guaranteed Support – “I will uphold thee”

As long as God has a purpose for you and me on this planet, if you are saved, He can be counted on to uphold us as we do His work.

The results of His strength to undergird us should greatly embolden us to continue to go forward for Him. We must learn to draw nigh to Him first, wait on His perfect will for you, and then be sure to do it in His power and leading – not your own.

Too many Christians are silent for Christ today. Very few people around them, if anyone, even know they are believers in Christ. Many, I’m afraid, have been more converted by the world, than vice versa.

With promises like this, and by feeding frequently and daily on His Word, we ought to be like the Apostles who “turned the world upside down” for Christ. We have far more tools available to us to help spread the Gospel than they ever dreamed of, yet we fail to tell others. The difference is that they loved Christ with all their hearts and were filled with the same Holy Spirit Who is available to us today.

With promises like these of His support and help, let me ask: What are you doing for Christ today?

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Bible Promise for the Day

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I Can Do All Things

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

One of the most well-known of God’s promises is the above Bible verse. It has been popularized by being printed on coffee mugs, pictures, and much more. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood and misused.

Some believers think that this Bible verse means that if you claim it, that you will be the best of whatever you are seeking to be or do. A parent, for instance, may teach their child that he or she can be an expert ball player (or whatever) if they claim this verse.

The truth is that the verse does not mean that at all. What it does mean is that the child of God who is truly seeking to please God can do whatever God wants them to do. God never asks His children to do the impossible. Spiritual victory is possible for the asking.

This promise ought to give the child of God great confidence in knowing that God’s power is behind those who want to do His will and follow His leading. This does not mean it will be easy, or that no sacrifices will need to be made. It means His power is readily available to those who really want to obey and honor Him with their life and actions. He will help us every step of the way. Praise His Name.


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Bible Promise for the Day

Relief from Care and Anxiety

God's Promises Are Faithful
God’s Promises Are Faithful

Psalm 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

There is no doubt that Psalm 23 is certainly one of the most widely known chapters in the Bible. It seems like a good chapter to start a series of daily devotionals with. Believers all over the world find great comfort in its verses. If you are a believer, it can help you find comfort today, because it declares His care for you.

The key to the comfort that God provides is found in the first part of the verse – “The Lord is my Shepherd.” If this part of the verse is not true, then the last part does not apply. You must be one of God’s children for this to apply.

If you are following where Christ leads you, and are obeying Him, then you can be sure that the provision and comfort will follow. He is a good and faithful Shepherd to His sheep. It may not always come when you want, but it will come. Keep on trusting Him for grace and glory, and you can be sure that He will continue to take care of your needs – “I shall not want.” Notice that the promise is for needs, and not necessarily for things you want. Be sure to thank Him for His provision each day, which includes peace of heart and mind, as well as physical blessings.

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Time to Learn More of the Bible

Christ Wants His Children to Grow Strong
Christ Wants His Children to Grow Strong

I Peter 2:2,3 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.  If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”

Parents enjoy watching their little children become bigger, stronger, healthy, and more mature. They naturally want to see their child grow to eventually become a mature adult who is able to take care of themselves and learn to think responsibly.

The Apostle Peter also loved to see Christians grow and become strong in the Lord. In the above verse, he recognizes that just like a human infant must have food to grow, a young Christian must also likewise have a daily diet of spiritual food from the Word of God. Without it, they will only become a big disappointment to their Father. Though saved, they will never be a mature child of God. Their spiritual growth will be stunted.

It is God’s will that every true Christian grow strong in Christ. This means growing in their understanding of the Bible, knowledgeable of how to apply and use the Word in daily life, and eventually become able to teach others. It also is a key to receiving God’s blessings on your life and home.

The first century Christians, even right after they were saved, had a strong hunger for the Word, according to Acts 2. They listened to the teaching and preaching of the Word every day and grew fast spiritually. The church grew fast, too, and God blessed them for it.

Christ and the Word really does have a lot to offer believers. If you are saved, then you have already “tasted that the Lord is gracious.” This means you already know He is good and that He has shown you it is worth learning more about Him. He is willing to guide you and help you grow. As much as possible, I also am willing to help you grow and be a blessing to you.

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God Bless,
Mike Valles, Evangelist

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