7 Promises of God in the Bible (FREE Printable)

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In our world of turmoil and change, God’s Promises are steadfast and eternal.

A person’s word is only as good as their ability to make good on their promise.

Most people make promises with the intent to keep them. 

Most people. 

There are unfortunate exceptions when people intentionally:

  • Lie 
  • Deceive 
  • Manipulate
  • Abuse their power towards others
  • Use others for selfish gain

Selfish ambition, self-centered plans, and the pursuit of sinful desires are at the core of the actions mentioned above that inflict hurt, pain, and trauma on others.

I think it’s safe to say that everyone reading my words has experienced the sting of someone not making good on their promise at some point in their life.

And the closer, more intimate the relationship, the deeper the pain inflicted.

When it comes to God’s promises, however, they are nothing like the promises from people, and we must shift our perspective accordingly. 

Even when our motives are pure and we have every good intention of keeping our promises, we’re human. We fail. We fall short.

None of us are perfect… but our God is…

God’s Promises are distinct from the promises of people

An unfortunate consequence of experiencing deep pain from someone not holding to their word is sometimes transferred to a distrust toward God regarding His promises. 

We wonder if God will let us down… just like our loved one(s), or other people have.

We question if EVERY promise can be counted on coming to pass.

(Truth be told, some of His promises are unbelievable in our estimation – according to our finite minds and human reasoning!)

Sometimes we look to our emotions, feelings, and circumstances and we waver in our confidence.

Be careful not to put God’s promises in the same category as a promise from a person.

They don’t belong in the same category. 

The most important thing to keep in mind is the fact that all Scripture is inerrant, infallible, and reliable as absolute truth.

The character of God is revealed in His Word, as are His promises.

God almighty is incapable of any sin – including lying. (See Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 6:18)

So when He makes a promise – we can count on it coming to fruition.

Every time.

The God of the Universe has promised specific things that WILL come to pass, so we need to know what these promises are!

We can’t believe something if we don’t know the truth so we begin our post today with an understanding of the importance of knowing what God has promised to us!

I created a free PDF of the Bible verses containing the promises of God contained in this post.

I encourage you to print off a copy and use them as bookmarkers or put them in prominent places where you’ll see them frequently.

I like to tape specific Bible verses on my mirror, refrigerator, car visor – places of prominence when I’m struggling and need to be reminded of God’s Word to get me through every moment of every day.

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God’s Word is our source of Truth

We need to make sure we are looking in the right place to find the amazing promises of God – and then be cautious that we don’t misinterpret them!

The quest to cling to the promises of God begins with an accurate understanding of what He has promised according to the Bible.

We cannot add to or take away from any portion of Scripture and then proclaim our version to be a promise from God – when it’s NOT!

God is faithful to who HE says He is, and what HE says He will do. 

God is NOT faithful to who WE SAY He is or what WE SAY HE WILL DO!

We must understand this distinction. 

We are at no liberty to pick and choose which portions of God’s Word we think are true, pertinent, or trustworthy. 

And we need to be cautious that we don’t add our preferences, demands, or desires and impose them on what God must do.

We cannot look to our own understanding, rational thought, or emotions to be a barometer of truth regarding the things of God.

Scripture alone must be our backbone of truth, so it is imperative that we know and understand what it says so we can align our thinking accordingly!

God’s character and promises have been revealed in His Word.

God’s promises have been declared and we can count on every one of them coming to pass. 

Be aware that the enemy will try and get us to doubt God’s Word. 

This tactic is as old as the Garden of Eden when Satan approached Eve with, “Did God really say…?”

Our Lord Jesus Christ called out the enemy’s native language in John 8:44:

“He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is NO TRUTH IN HIM. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar, and the father of lies.”

Satan will:

  • Whisper taunting words of deception. 
  • Tempt us to doubt God’s Word
  • Tempt us to doubt God’s ability to keep His promises. 
  • Distort God’s truth and tempt you to believe what you WANT to believe over God’s Word.
  • Tempt you to question God’s motives and intentions during times of adversity and/or suffering

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We must know AND believe the promises of God in the Bible

For us to cling to a promise from God, we need to know what they are!

When Almighty God makes a promise, you can take it to the bank that it WILL come to pass.

Every time. 

Without exception.

“The Old Testament contains over 300 prophesies perfectly fulfilled by Jesus regarding His life, death, and resurrection.

These prophecies were written before Jesus was born, by various authors, and are recorded in different books of the Bible.

Jesus Christ fulfilled every prophecy, and when we consider the probability of one man perfectly fulfilling not just the majority, but every single prophecy, it is nothing less than a miracle and an obvious demonstration of the infallible, perfect nature of scripture.” (Wholly Devoted: An In-Depth Bible Study of the Life of King Solomon, Jennifer Brooks, p. 125).

Ready to have your mind blown?

Mathematically speaking, the odds of any one person perfectly fulfilling these prophecies are mind-blowing. 

CBN presents the probability as mathematicians calculate them:

  • One person fulfilling only 8 prophecies: One in 100,000,000,000,000,000
  • One person fulfilling 48 prophesies: 1 chance in 10 to the 157th power
  • One person fulfilling 300+ prophecies: ONLY JESUS!

Only God could foreknow these facts and then cause them to unfold – under His sovereign rule. 

Looking back at every prophecy fulfillment in Christ fans the flame of our faith to trust that our God has always been faithful to His Word, and He always will be.

Now let’s identify 7 of the Lord’s good promises to His people.

7 Promises from Our Father to cling to in times of trouble

It would be impossible to record every promise of God in one article!

I’m feeling compelled to emphasize the promises of God we can all claim and cling to when we experience hardship and struggles in our own lives.

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1. God Promises to never leave or forsake us

Hebrews 13:5, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 

This verse contains a two-fold promise. 

God will never leave you.

His presence is always with you.

Every born-again believer has the indwelling Holy Spirit.

God will never forsake you.

He’s not going to trip you up. He won’t lead you in the wrong direction, nor will he ever pull a fast one on you.

That’s not the character of the God we serve.

God is for you, my friend.

He’s on your side.

The children of God never need to fear that God will leave them or forsake them; we need to believe this – not just know it. 

There’s a distinction between knowing what a Bible verse says and believing it – having it a part of your belief system.

What we believe to be truth will be manifested in the way we live.

I was talking about this very issue in the Sunday School class I teach just last week!

I pointed to a chair and said, “Let’s say I’m at the store and I’m contemplating purchasing this chair. Its label reads that it accommodates up to 300 pounds.

Let’s say I decided to buy this chair and bring it home. 

I like my new chair.

But I don’t believe that it will hold up to 300 pounds like the label said it would. 

I know what the label said, but I don’t believe it to be true.

How will my disbelief that the chair will accommodate my weight impact the way I interact with the chair?”

To that, everyone answered the same, “You won’t sit in the chair!” 

Exactly right.

If I don’t trust the chair’s structure, capability, and function — I’m not going to sit in it.

I don’t trust it… and if I don’t trust it, this will be reflected in my actions.

Do you see where I’m going with this parallel?

If I’m fearful that God may leave me someday, or that He may forsake me… this will undoubtedly impact my life and relationship with Him!

The root issue is trust.

It’s never enough to intellectually know His promises; we need to trust HIM – the One who made the promise.

2. God promises His peace when we pray

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7)

I don’t know about you, but I’m desperate for God’s peace. 

Anxiety could easily rule our hearts and minds.

If we don’t intentionally keep our focus on Jesus, take our thoughts captive to Him, and pour out our hearts to Him we will be full of worry.

I have a bent towards overthinking and obsessive thinking

Check out this 60-second YouTube video on this topic.

There is comfort in knowing, “God will keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him”, as I stated in the above video. (see Is. 26:3)

3. God promises to be our strength when we’re weak

The apostle Paul repeatedly records the reality that God is our source of strength, and he reminds us Almighty God is our source of strength in our weakness.

Remember the response Paul received after he asked the Lord three times to remove the thorn in his flesh?

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Cor. 12:9).

And when Paul was in prison he proclaimed, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13)

God’s promise for strength amid weakness and during hard times is not limited to the New Testament; here are a few from the Old Testament:

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Is. 40:29).

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm. 73:26)

“Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. “(Is 41:10)

Jesus spoke a precious promise to the weary in Matthew 11:28-30:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

4. God promises His people can hear His voice

The Word of God is clear: God has equipped His people to hear His voice. 

John 10:27-28 says, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

I love the parallel drawn between a shepherd and their sheep in this parallel between our God and His people.

A shepherd tends to, nurtures, and protects his flock – and the sheep KNOW His voice.

Sheep in a flock won’t follow the call or instruction of another shepherd – they KNOW their shepherd and follow Him.

Likewise, our Father tends to, nurtures, and protects His people. 

And a child of God can recognize His voice, hear, and listen to Him. 

I rejoice in this promise. 

Can I tell you my favorite thing about this promise…

There are no conditional statements placed on us to hear from our Lord God, our Shepherd.

  • No theology class is a prerequisite.
  • No acts of service or good work are required to earn this ability to hear and understand when He speaks to us
  • No favoritism exists among sheep, enabling some sheep to discern His voice and not others

Like little children, we’ve been equipped to discern the voice of our Heavenly Father; we can rest in God’s goodness in this beautiful promise.

Don’t miss the promise of eternal life in the above verse when He refers to His sheep – us – His people!

5. God promised that nothing can separate His love from His people

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

God’s love is fierce, unwavering, and perfect.

We can’t understand or wrap our minds around the depth of the unfailing love of Christ, but we can experience His great love and know it to be true. 

6. God promises to forgive our sins when we ask

“If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9)

God doesn’t leave us to wonder if He will forgive us when we come to Him in sincere repentance for our sins.

We can have assurance in the forgiveness of sins when we approach the throne of grace (God’s presence) in confession and repentance of our sins. 

Our faithful God will never act in a way that opposes His Word, including His promise to forgive our sins.

God’s grace and mercy meet us when His forgiveness is extended.

7. God promised: Jesus is coming again!

“Behold, He is coming with the clouds and every eye will see Him” (Rev. 1:7)

Every single prophecy about the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus came to pass exactly as foretold in Scripture. 

The second coming of Christ is foretold and it will come to pass as well. 

Jesus is coming again. 

He’s coming again in the clouds – just as He left. 

Remember the angel’s words to the disciples who were gazing into the sky after Jesus ascended right in front of them:

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).

Jesus Himself confirmed that He’s coming again and went into detail about what it will be like here on Earth when His return draws near. 

As in the days of Noah… 

This is a link Jesus makes from the world’s corruption before the flood to being comparable to the climate of the times before He returns.

Be certain you’re in the right standing with Jesus, my friend. 

Jesus is coming again, to the glory of God!

Printable List of 7 Promises God provided helpful in our time of need or amid a difficult situation 

We all go through storms of life.

When we do, we need:

  • Hope
  • Direction
  • Assurance
  • Strength
  • Stability
  • Courage
  • Encouragement
  • Peace

All of these blessings are good things that result when we claim and cling to God’s promises from the Word of God! 

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Print them out and put them in prominent places to remind yourself of these powerful promises from God to you!

It’s helpful to have God’s promises prominently placed:

  • During times of disappointment
  • When you’re having a bad day
  • Struggling in a relationship
  • Struggling with a specific sin

While all the above points are true, it’s equally important to have His promises at the forefront of our minds when:

  • We’re having a good day.
  • When things appear to be going well in our lives.
  • When we’re full of gratitude, praise, and worship.

Good days or bad days. 

In times of plenty or in want. 

When crying in pain or rejoicing over blessings.

The lyrics of “Lord, I Need You“, by Matt Maher come to mind:

“Lord I need you, Oh I need you. Every hour I need you. My one defense, my righteousness, O God how I need you.”

Our need to know and cling to the promises of God is constant. 

We are just as desperate for Him on the mountaintop as we are in the valley. 

The following variables change like the waves of the sea: 

  • Our circumstances 
  • Our emotions
  • Our situations
  • Our needs
  • Our desires

The Word of God is our anchor as the waves do what they will.

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