promises to rely on

Rev Dianne is usually leading devos in the office. Unless someone else volunteers. Today was my last to share. I brought this painting along to help us imagine these words in new ways.

Revived by God’s Word
Here is a word for you from the Word

Psalm 119:49-50 Remember the word to Thy servant, in which Thou hast made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that Thy word has revived me. NASB

Has it ever occurred to you that there are times when we can remind God of something? The psalmist says here, “Remember the word to Thy servant in which Thou hast made me hope.”

You see, God gives us promises. Sometimes they come straight from the pages of His Word, the Bible. Sometimes God gives them to us in another way. It may be through a situation, it may be through a fellow Christian. But in one way or another, God makes Himself available to us in the form of His promises.

And they are given that we may have hope, that we may have comfort. They’re given to bring us renewal. The palmist says, “Thy word has revived me” – has renewed me.

So when you get a promise from God, hold onto it, don’t let it slip, don’t let it pass out of your mind, don’t forget it. And not merely should you not forget it, but you have a right to remind God of it. You can say to God, “God, in your Word You said so-and-so. And I’m trusting in that Word and I’m asking You to make that word good. The word which gave me hope, the word that gave me comfort, even in my time of trouble, Lord, I’m holding that word up to You now. I’m believing that You are faithful, that You’ve never made a promise that You will not fulfill.”

So remind God of His promises.

Derek Prince

We also shared the Message version

Remember what you said to me, your servant—
I hang on to these words for dear life!
These words hold me up in bad times;
yes, your promises rejuvenate me.
Psalm 119:49-50


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