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God’s Promises in the Bible

God's Promises in the Bible by Elizabeth George

What is a promise? The dictionary defines the word promise as “a statement, either oral or written, assuming that one will or will not do something.” It is a vow, or a pledge. The power of a promise depends on the one making the promise. God is described as the God “who cannot lie” (Titus 1:2). Therefore, you can be confident that if there is a promise in God’s Word that has an application for you, you can accept that promise with full assurance.

All Good Things

God has given us many great and wonderful promises concerning everything from salvation to eternal life, from new birth to a final home in heaven, from new beginnings to spiritual maturity and great usefulness to the body of Christ. God has promised in His Word not to withhold any good thing from us and to give us all good things (Ps. 84:11; Rom. 8:32).

Once you choose to believe that God will superintend every future event, you will experience His peace. Nothing will ever happen to you that God does not already know about (Ps. 139:1–4), that is a mistake (Ps. 139:4, 16), or that you cannot handle by God’s power and grace (2 Cor. 12:9–10).

Are You Ready?

The truth is, these promises are yours. Are you ready and willing to put them to work in your life? Remember, you always have a great teacher and guide—the Holy Spirit—and these wonderful promises from God:

Answered prayer—Matthew 7:7
Comfort—2 Corinthians 1:3–4
Courage—Joshua 1:9
Forgiveness—Psalm 103:12; Matthew 5:7
Grace—2 Corinthians 12:9
Hope—Jeremiah 29:11
Life—John 10:10
Love—Romans 5:8
Peace—John 14:27
Presence—Matthew 28:20
Provision—Philippians 4:19
Purpose—Jeremiah 1:5
Strength—Philippians 4:13
Success—Joshua 1:8
Support—1 Corinthians 10:13
Victory—1 Corinthians 15:57
Wisdom—James 1:5
Worth—Matthew 10:29–31


God will do His part to fulfill these promises. It’s His nature. “There has not failed one word of all His good promise” (1 Kin. 8:56).  


Dear Lord, thank You for the clear wisdom found in these verses. Your promises are amazing. Help me recall them and trust in You during difficult seasons. Amen.


A Woman After God's Own Heart BibleToday’s devotion is one of the many features in this Bible to help you grow in your faith:

  • Daily devotionals
  • 150 biographies of women of the Bible
  • 25 full-page topical reflections on life's challenges
  • 400 brief whispers of wisdom for daily life


This week, look up these verses and write down one thing you learn about God’s promises from them: Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 36:5; John 15:5; 2 Corinthians 1:20; 2 Peter 1:4.


“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” (Deuteronomy 7:9)

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

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