LOOK FOR GOD’S PROMISE TO MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH
I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart. PSALM 119:11 (MSG)
There are over seven thousand promises in the Bible. God’s promises are an explanation and a guaranty that God is good and is working things out for our good. We hope you are learning each of the weekly memory verses in this study guide, because God’s promises stored in your heart and in your mind will comfort and guide you. When you start to doubt, when you feel discouraged or depressed, the Holy Spirit can bring these promises to your mind. The Psalmist prayed: I have banked your promises in the vault of my heart (Psalm 119:11).
When you tell God that you want to live your life with purpose, you can count on three promises found in Joshua chapter one.
- God promises to give you strength: No one will be able to stand against you (Joshua 1:5). In other words, when God gives you an assignment, God gives you power. Where God guides, he provides.
- God promises to give you success: You will be successful (Joshua 1:7-8). God does not promise to make you successful at whatever you want to do; he promises you will be successful at whatever he leads you into. If you want to be a success in life, it’s real simple: start doing what God made you to do.
- God promises to support you: I will be with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9). God’s work done God’s way will not lack God’s support.
There are so many more promises for you in Scripture, but you have to discover them. Joshua understood the power of remembering God’s promises: Always remember what is written in [this book]. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything (Joshua 1:8). That’s quite a promise!