25 promises of God

Every year when I pull out the Christmas decor, I plan to actually put something in the doors of our advent calendar. The kids always open them, expectant to find some little treasure, only to discover barren holes. So, this year I actually spent some time writing down 25 things that God has promised us, His children. I intentionally ended the group with the promise of 2 Cor. 1:20-22 that all of these promises are “yes” to us through Jesus: He is the Promise, making all other promises available to us. (In my head this will all segue nicely into the story and excitement of the birth of Christ; we’ll see.) But, I realized during the hours (no exaggeration) of putting this together how life-giving it was/is for my spirit to dwell on the promises of God. So, in effort to share the life, hope, and promise of Christ, here’s the non-comprehensive list: 

1.       God always keeps His promises (Num. 23:19, Ps. 146:6)

2.      God created us and knows us (Ps. 139)

3.       God chose us (Ps. 33:12, 2 Pet. 2:9)

4.      God is always with us (Deut. 31:8)

5.       God never forgets us (Is. 49:15-16)

6.      God watches over our lives and keeps us from harm (Ps. 121)

7.       God has plans to prosper us and give us hope (Jer. 29:11-13)

8.      God strengthens us and helps us (Is. 41:10)

9.      God fights for us (Ex. 14:14, Deut. 1:30, Deut. 3:22, Neh. 4:20, 2 Cor. 10:4-5)

10.    God rewards us when we love our enemies (Lk. 6:35)

11.    God is kind and cares for us (Ex. 34:6-7)

12.    God always teaches and guides us (Ps. 32:8)

13.    God is our hiding place and refuge (Ps. 32:7, Ps. 46:1)

14.    God keeps us safe while we sleep (Ps. 4:8)

15.    God protects us from the Evil One (2 Thess. 3:3)

16.    God provides a way out of temptation (1 Cor. 10:13)

17.     God comforts us (Is. 66:13, 2 Cor. 1:3-4)

18.    God keeps us in peace (Is. 26:3, 12)

19.    God exalts the humble (Jam. 4:10)

20.    God meets all our needs (Phil. 4:19)

21.    God gives us rest (Mat. 11:28)

22.    God always forgives us when we confess to Him (1 John 1:9)

23.    God give us eternal life (John 3:16-17)

24.    God gives us victory over death (1 Corin. 15:3-4, 54-57)

25.    Jesus is “yes” to all of God’s promises (2 Corin. 1:20-22)

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:1-7)