Hold On to the Promises




Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 

—Hebrews 11:6, MEV



We need to be in a position where we can talk with God. We are to commune with Him. He who is our sanctification, our righteousness, has given us the privilege of being in a position where we may have a continually increasing faith. We must ever live by faith, and follow on to know the Lord. 

God’s promises to us are so rich, so full, that we need never hesitate or doubt; we need never waver or backslide... We may have weakness of body; but the compassionate Saviour says: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth...” 

Will you believe these assurances? Will you say, Yes, Lord, I take Thee at Thy Word; I will begin where I am, to talk an increase of faith; I will take hold of the promises; they are for me? O, brethren and sisters, what we want is a living, striving, growing, faith in the promises of God, which are indeed for you and for me. 

We are to put our trust in God, and believe in Him, and act in accordance with His will. We must ever remain in a position where we can praise the Lord and magnify His name. Then we shall see light in His word, and follow on to know Him. 

At times we shall be in great perplexity, and not know just what to do. But at such times it is our privilege to take our Bibles, and read the messages He has given us; and then get down on our knees, and ask Him to help us. Over and over again He has given evidence that He is a prayer-hearing and a prayer-answering God. He fulfills His promises in far greater measure than we expect to receive help. 

We shall have trials; we need never expect anything else; for the time has not yet come when Satan is to be bound... Can we afford to yield to the arch-deceiver? — O, no! we are to turn for help and deliverance to Him who “according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”  

Pacific Union Recorder, December 26, 1912 



Believe the assurances in God’s promises. Say, Yes Lord, I take You at Your Word; I will begin right now to talk faith; I will take hold of the promises because they are for me.  

Have a living, growing faith in the promises of God. Put your trust in God and act in accordance with His will.

Praise the Lord and magnify His name, then you will see light in His word. 

When perplexed, take your Bible, read the messages God has given you, then get down on your knees and ask Him to help you.  





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