Christmas is a time where we celebrate the fulfillment of God's promise to send a Messiah. The birth of Jesus was the beginning of the fulfillment of that promise. The wonderful thing about God's promises is they always come true. God never breaks his promises. Here are seven promises that God's Word tells us we can trust Him to do for us:
1. He will supply your every need (Phil. 4:19)
When the Bible says God will supply our every need, God means it. Hey may not give us everything we want or desire but whatever your need is, as a child of God, He promises to supply it. Therefore, worrying about His provision is meaningless because He has told you that He will provide for you.
2. His grace is sufficient for you (2 Cor. 12:9)
The Apostle Paul had experienced God in ways that most people will never. He was probably smarter than you, wiser than you, more spiritual than you, holier than you, and probably had more faith than most people. Because of this, God gave him a "thorn in the flesh" to keep him humble. Several times Paul pleaded for God to remove this literal or figurative thorn but God never granted him his prayer request. His reasoning to Paul: My grace is sufficient. We need to realize that God's grace alone is sufficient for us no matter our trials and tribulations.
3. He provides a way out from temptation (1 Cor. 10:13)
For the Christian, God promises that no matter how, where, or when you're tempted, God will give you a way out. Therefore, when you are tempted, look for the way. You can count on it being there.
4. He has given you victory over death (1 Cor. 15:57)
Death should not scare you. Perhaps the act of dying and the pain you may suffer may frighten you. But death ,and what happens afterwards, should not scare any Christian. God has defeated death and for the Christian, death is just one more step in the pathway of becoming holy and righteous in Christ Jesus.
5. He will work everything out of your good and His glory (Rom. 8:28)
No matter what suffering you face, God has promised to his people that He will make good out of it. He will cause whatever consequence of your sin, someone else's sin, or just the sinful world brings into your life, God will work it out for your benefit and His fame. Your suffering is not purposeless. God will redeem it and use it.
6. He will never leave or forsake you (Deut. 31:6)
People will let you down. Family members will lie to you. Friends will deceive you. Whether intentional or unintentional, most everyone you grow close to will at some point disappoint you. God never will. He will never leave you. He will never abandon you. As an adopted child of His, you are joint heirs with Christ to Heavenly Father. And this Father will always be there.
7. He will give you eternal life (John 10:27)
Eternal life is simply being in the presence of God forever. Through Christ, this is a promise that is realized in his life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. This is the ultimate promise of everlasting life.
This Christmas, as we reflect on God's faithfulness to send a Redeemer, let us also focus on how God has promised believers many more things and how his track record is 100% perfect.