I’ve been stringing pearls with recent themes on prayer in the podcasts. And we were challenged today as our pastor preached on a parallel track. So we’re going to offer another teaching that came from one of Crystal’s messages. She hones-in on some specific Biblical passages that give us promises on prayer that we can hold on to. This is like the ancient idea of stringing pearls where we bring together various Scriptures for a richer meaning.
Don’t Doubt His Promises
V. Raymond Edman, who was a minister and an author, was the 4th President of Wheaton College for 25 years. I love this quote. One of my professors in college used it quite often. “Don’t doubt in the dark what God has told you in the light.” In other words, don’t doubt His promises, but in order not to doubt them, you have to know what they are. So let’s review a few.
2 Timothy 2.13: If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. (NASB)
Psalm 103.2-5: Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. (NASB)
Philippians 4.19: And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (NASB)
Isaiah 53.5: But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed. (NKJV)Isaiah 40.29-31: He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary. (NASB)
Hebrews 13.5: Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (NKJV)
1 John 1.9: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (NKJV)
John 8.36: So who the Son sets free, is free indeed!
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. (NASB)
That we will do the greater works (John 14.12).
He came to restore all things to Himself (Colossians 1.20).
He is who He says He is: Healer, Life, Friend, Joy, Peace, Grace, Merciful, Light and Life, Abundance, the great I AM!
He is fill-in-the-blank for your need.