We sing of standing on the promises, but I once heard it said that we can’t stand on the promises if we don’t know what they are. I have heard the promises of God spoken of in many conversations these last few days. God’s promises are many, they are true, and they are sure.

One of my favorite promises is Psalms 23:1. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

I really like what Psalms 91:4 says. “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Each time I read this I am reminded of when I was a child and would watch the chickens. When someone came close the babies would run to their mother who would spread her wings and cover them, keeping them safe until the danger was past.

Read 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.”

Do you remember Proverbs 18:10? “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”

Hebrews 14:10. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

These are just a few of God’s promises from so many recorded in the Scriptures. Together they tell me that God is with me and as a child of His I am safe in His care. Being a child of God is a blessing; a blessing made stronger with each promise I read.

By Wilda Caplinger