Hold On

Take hold and seize as your own the promises of God. Strengthen your hold, your grip, on them as you meditate en proclaim them. Let faith comes as you keep hearing His words to you. Bind them around your neck, close to your heart, and do not forget them. Think on them. Share them. Know them.

I challenge you to share some of these with someone today. Meditate on some, learn them off by heart. Let them take up space in your mind today. Allow the promises of God’s word to minister hope to the desolate places in your heart. Allow the word to wash you.

I pray that through these scriptures you will see anew the amazing kindness and goodness in His heart, that the scope of His intentions towards you will be laid open and that you will truly see Him.

Isaiah 41:13 

“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

John 16:33 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

James 1:12 

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

2 Corinthians 1:20 

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 

“…My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

I Corinthians 10:13 

“…God is faithful. He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond your abilities. Instead, with the temptation, God will also supply a way out so that you will be able to endure it.”

Romans 8:28 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Isaiah 41:10

“Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’’

Deuteronomy 31:8

“It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Isaiah 54:17

“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.”

Psalm 86:5

“You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”