Stand on God’s Promises–All Things Are Possible

With God all things are possible

The year is drawing to a close and 2018 looms ahead. When I was a kid, 1980 seemed futuristic!

This is the time of year I usually look back through my year to see what I’ve accomplished and compare it to the previous year. Invariably my growth surprises me.

Perhaps you’ve had a bad year. Or you haven’t met your goals. I understand!

Most of us have a bad day here and there, or a bad week, or sometimes even a bad month. And, yes, a bad year strikes now and then, too.

I started this year grieving the loss of my mother and recovering from a six day stint in the hospital (occurred in the same week).

March appeared on my calendar before I really felt physically back to normal. Throughout the year, issues in settling my mother’s estate demanded my physical and emotional energy. In early October shingles attacked my body—eight weeks and counting of dealing with the pain.

I say all this not to garner your sympathy but to make a point: Life happens, but we have the power of the Holy Spirit residing within us to help us overcome (if we are born again Christians). And God’s promises are available for us to draw on.

God has forgiven our sins, saved us from eternal death, and healed us.

“He personally carried our sins
in his body on the cross
so that we can be dead to sin
and live for what is right.
By his wounds
you are healed.” (1 Peter 2:24 NLT)

“Let all that I am praise the LORD;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!” (Psalm 103:2–5 NLT)

He has promised to provide for our daily physical needs (those monthly bills, a home, food, etc.).

“Those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.” (Psalm 34:10 NKJV)

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19 NLT)

“The Lord your God will then make you successful in everything you do.” (Deut. 30:9 NLT)

Throughout the year, but more so in the past 2 months, I have been standing on these promises and envisioning them for my life. I will continue to stand on these promises until they manifest in my life. And while I’m standing I’ll be thanking Him for these promises and provision.

I didn’t count the days in October I was unable to work due to pain (too many), but despite it all, I brought in more income that month than any other month this year.

That is God working in my life when Satan intended to steal. God is faithful to His promises. I am getting better and better every day.

Be encouraged. We don’t have to work or beg for God to send those promises or provisions. Jesus provided them all when He died on the cross. They are ours for the asking right now!

“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” (Mark 11:24–25 NLT)

As a child of God, all that heaven has to offer is yours to access. Just ask God.

If you’ve had a bad year, start right now speaking God’s provision into your life. Believe and receive.

Below is an amazing song from Big Daddy Weave that I am sure will encourage you. Grab a hold of God’s reality: All things are possible with God.

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  1. Thank you for encouragement and these key scriptures to pray over our lives.
    Also, I love the song!

    • I heard that song while driving home one day and it just jumped out at me. It was what I call God’s “chocolate covered cherry moments”–special little treats designed just for me to let me know He loves me.

  2. sheriena1951 says:

    Such encouraging words! When our country seems to be falling apart or our personal lives hit a rough patch you encourage us to look to the author and finisher of our faith. Yes, God has provided all we need for life and godliness. 2 Pet.1:3. Thank you so much.

    • When we have our eyes on the problem, it is very easy to forget God is in control. There are so many verses in the Bible that we can stand on during troubles. Trusting God and resting in confidence that He will perform His word will bring peace us as individuals.

  3. Thank you for sharing your journey Debra, and reminding us to stand on the promises of God this morning. I thank God for the revelation, hope and strength he has provided for you, and everyone who believes.

    • I am learning to say “thank you, God,” all throughout my day. I’m so grateful to be feeling better and for how God has provided for me during this time.

  4. Thanks for the encouragement. You had perfect timing.

    • Vicki, God is the one with perfect timing. I often don’t know what topic to blog about and so I pray and ask God. He is always faithful to answer. I’m glad this encouraged you. I’ve listened to that song several times since I first heard it, and I’ve now heard it on the radio quite a few times. I love that line about the impossible being God’s reality.

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