We’ve all done it. Maybe we promised to take the kids to the movies, but the show they wanted to see was sold out. Perhaps a traffic jam caused us to miss an important celebration. Or maybe a long overdue coffee date had to be rescheduled because of an illness. We don’t intend to break our promises, but sometimes unforeseen obstacles make it impossible to keep them.
Intentional or not, our broken commitments can taint our understanding of God’s promises.
According to 2 Peter 1:4, God has not just given us promises, He has given us “exceedingly great and precious promises.” They communicate His power and sustain our faith. They lift our gaze from the challenges we face to God’s infinite love and His endless supply of grace. By revealing what is possible, what has already been promised to us in God’s Word, they equip us to face life’s obstacles with unshakeable confidence. And God’s promises cannot be broken.
God has given us these promises because He wants us to accomplish great things. He wants us to experience His joy and share His priorities. Unlocking the power of God’s unfailing promises in our life is within reach. He has given us everything we need for living a godly life.
Do not be afraid…. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him.
For the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
The Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
A faithful man will abound with blessings.
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
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.
I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
1 Peter 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 2:25
And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.
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This list was originally published in David Jeremiah’s 30 Days to Everything You Need Experience Guide.
It’s time to unpack all that God has given you! Everything You Need, Dr. Jeremiah explores 2 Peter 1:3-11 to highlight eight critical tools God provides to each of His people: diligence, virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. When we use the equipment God provides, we can live confidently in His promise that we will never stumble.