Promises within the Bible

Deuteronomy 11:13     So if you carefully obey the commandments I am giving you today–to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul–then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.  I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

Jeremiah 17:14     Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Jeremiah 29:11-13     For I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 33:6     Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them, and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth.

Isaiah 40:31     but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 57:19     No matter where you are, I will heal you and give you peace.

Matthew 8:17     This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:  ‘He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.’

Luke 4:18     The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

John 16:24      Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.  Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

1 Peter 5:6-8     Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.


There are MANY promises in the bible–and God stands by all His promises!  Have you looked them up?  Some seem subtle, some are more glaring and apparent and you recognize them as PROMISES to you, to everyone who chooses to believe and choose God for their life.   

When I initially started reading, truly reading, the bible, much of the Old Testament was unclear and I felt heavy-laden with much of the reading.  Why did I care how many earrings and nose rings were needed to deck out the portable tabernacle?  I found myself mucked under with it all.  How was this important to me?  I was delighted God had blessed these men with the skill to make phenomenal curtains, joined in such a complicated manner, all of the utensils needed to perform the sacrifices–shovels, incense burners, and so forth, and why it was pertinent to me NOW.  I bogged on the unimportant items to me at the time, without realizing ALL of God’s words are important to me, some far more than others.  But I don’t get to pick and choose which words God has determined to be important.   All of His words are important.

But there are promises listed–not just to Moses, Jeremiah or Gideon and others, but promises to US.  They are not just written in the Bible for that character, but for EACH of us who CHOOSES to accept God’s invitation to life, to know He is the Savior, God Almighty.  Jesus was killed, buried, rose again, and resurrected and ascended to heaven to sit on the throne beside His Father.  The promises are for US, not just for the ones running to beat out the Gentiles in the other lands, which God had told the Israelites would be conquered as their Promised Land.  But those promises are not just for the Israelites some 4000 + years ago; they are for us now.

He will be with us.  He will support us.  We should not fear, because He is with us, and will fight for us.  He will give us peace and reduce our anxiety.  God will heal our illnesses–and that does NOT necessarily mean in this lifetime, but it maybe God’s will to heal us and give us a new form in heaven.  It took a while to realize they were all, for not just one, or one time in history for a country–but they are for all of us, those who believe, and those who choose Him–He has already chosen us.  But His promises only work if we choose Him back: he did give us the ability to CHOOSE.  That is a blessing to have free choice, and although He has chosen all of us–unless you choose HIM, you lose.  The only way to eternal life in heaven is IF, WHEN you CHOOSE Him.

You don’t find the promises, and get the promises, understand the promises and how they relate to you, without accepting the invitation and reading the Bible.  As you delve further into the Word, the Holy Spirit teaches and guides you deeper into understanding and wisdom in relation to the Word.  It sometimes amazes me that verses I know, cherish, suddenly have ‘sprouted’ new words or meanings for me.  I have read these words, cherished the verses, but suddenly they are somewhat new; because of different timings and development, growth from the Holy Spirit has given me.  It is now my time to grow in this verse, this time in my journey with God.  He has handed me a new meaning, a growth, and an answer to a question, or a direction on my path…but something pertinent for my NOW.  Where did those words come from?  I have gone back and checked my other editions of bibles, and YES, the words/meanings/ inflections are still there.  Why had I never seen them, recognized them, and adapted them?  It was not time to grow with these–but yes, the words were there!

God and the Holy Spirit unwrap verses and meanings as you mature and develop and grow.  It is up to you how much you take in and grow toward.   How much do you yearn to know Him more?  Are you stunted?  Are you unsure of how to grow closer to Him?   Do you strive to understand what you read?  I try to pray and strive to learn more when I read.  I struggle with the amounts of gifts given because EACH tribe gives the same amount. . . and why does that have to be printed out each time?  My brain turns to mush, cares not, and moans and groans through the entire chapter because of the repetition.  My Christian mind KNOWS those MUST be important, but I struggle.  I struggle with all the laws–cloved footed vs hooves, and on and on with the animals and being able to eat or not eat.   They were important to the early Israelites, but where are they in MY life.  There is a reason for them. . . but what?

So many promises–forgiveness of sins, eternal life, a Helper called the Holy Spirit to live within us, to be available to help us, give us help and assistance, to guide us, to bring to memory God’s words.  God designed our salvation and eternal life with the blood sacrifice of His Son, and the live-in help of the Holy Spirit.   God, thank You for all You have done and given to me and ‘mybellaviews.’