How to Use God's Promises

The Most High is a faithful, promise-keeping God. Throughout the Bible, God makes and fulfills promises to His people. There’s a promise to meet absolutely every need you face. Boost your faith by digging into the promises of God and trust that He will keep His word.

The promises of God help anchor your soul to Jesus (Hebrews 6:19) as you navigate this sin-broken world. They can give you confidence and peace and draw you closer to the Lord as you meditate on them. At right are some simple ways to use the promises of God to build yourself up in your most holy faith (Jude 1:20).

Memorize and meditate on the promises

Read and ponder the promises God brings to your attention. Speak them aloud and commit them to memory. Study the promises so you understand what they mean and all the fullness they contain. Write them on cards and keep them with you or put the cards where you’ll see them often. The fridge, bathroom mirror and over the kitchen sink offer great spots to post God’s promises.

Pray the promises

It’s hard to trust the promises of God when evidence shouts the very opposite. In these times, turn the promises into prayers, praying the Scriptural promises back to God and reminding Him of His Word that has given you hope (Psalm 119:49–56).

Remind others of the promises

When your loved ones or family in Christ struggles, remind them of God’s promises to their hearts. In this way, you can build up the body of Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:13; Ephesians 4:29; 1 Corinthians 14:12).

Remember when God has kept His promises

When God fulfills a promise to your heart, praise Him and remember it. As you wait for Him to keep another promise, remind yourself of the promises He has previously kept (Psalm 63:6–7). Keep a promise journal, where you write down the promises you believe—and trust—will come to pass. Include a column where you can check off the kept promises. This practice helps build one’s faith.

Standing on the promises of Christ my King Through eternal ages, let his praises ring Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing Standing on the promises of God. Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God, my Saviour Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.
Russell Kelso Carter, "Standing on the Promises of Christ my King" (1886)
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