Yes!


For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. —2 Corinthians 1:20

That is an absolutely amazing Scripture!

We have been given hundreds of “great and precious” promises in Jesus’ love letter to us, the Bible ( 2 Peter 1:4).

What is your need today? Find several promises that correspond to your situation and realize that Jesus answers every single one of them with a resounding and eternally joyful “YES!”

“Jesus, I need more of Your joy.”
“YES!” (John 15:11)

“Jesus, I need more of Your peace.”
“YES!” (John 14:27)

“Jesus, will you show me which way I should go?”
“YES!” (John 16:13)

“Jesus, I am filled with fear. Will You fill me with Your courage instead?”
“YES!” (John 14:27)

“Jesus, I feel like I’m not going to make it. My strength is so small. Will You pour Your strength into me?”
“YES!” (Phil. 4:13)

“Jesus, I am going to be honest. This person is driving me nuts! Please pour Your supernatural love into my heart?”
“YES!” (Romans 5:5)

“Jesus, I don’t feel very lovable right now. Please reassure me that Your love for me is powerful and unconditional, even when I mess up.”
“YES!” (Jeremiah 31:3)

“Jesus, my resources look awfully small. Help me to rest in Your promise that You will supply my every need.”
“YES!” (Philippians 4:19)

“Jesus, I am so confused. Things look so dark and scary right now. Yet, You say that Your plans for me are for good, to give me a future and a hope.”
“YES!” (Jeremiah 29:11)

“Jesus, You tell me that I am more than a conqueror and that is true whether I feel like that or not.”
“YES!” (Romans 8:37)

“Jesus, I feel very alone. Thank You for assuring me that You will never leave me or forsake me.”
“YES!”  (Hebrews 13:5)

“Jesus, I thank You that even now, You are preparing a place for me in Heaven.”
“YES!” (John 14:1-2)

Our great God is absolutely faithful. He cannot lie. His Word is eternal and His promises are absolute.

By faith, choose to believe His promises to you today.

Every single one of them will prove true in wondrous ways.

“Faith rests on the pure Word of God alone.”—George Mueller

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  1. fae

    So, this brings up an interesting question for me. I know Christians who say that verses like Jeremiah 29:11 are “not for us” because they were spoken specifically to Israel. That undermines a lot of the confidence I have in some scriptures, when it comes to them meaning something special to me.

    What are your thoughts on that, Susan?

    • Hi Fae!
      Great question! I would point you to Galatians 3:29: “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.”

      As a result of Christ’s atonement for our sin, all promises of God’s relationship to His people apply to us this side of the cross. Yes, Jeremiah 29:11 was spoken at a particular point in time to the Jews…but we can still claim that promise for our lives as believers because that that promise IS Christ.

      He does know the plans He has for me (He knows all things).

      He is always willing to prosper us (just not always financially, which is the first thing most people think of when they read this verse…but He will certainly prosper us spiritually when we are truly seeking Him above all else. He is our exceedingly great reward; He is our endless treasure. He is IT!).

      By His death on the cross, He has seen to it that no eternal harm can come to me. I am safe in His hands. However, this does not mean that nothing will harm me on this earth…Jesus Himself said that we would have trouble in this world. (John 16:33). But we have His assurance that when trouble comes, it comes with great purpose and will ultimately work for our good and for His glory (Romans 8:28).

      He IS our future and He IS our living Hope!

      So, Jeremiah 29:11 is absolutely a promise we can claim and believe in. When life hurts, I’ve got to know that my Savior knows the plans He has for me, that they are good and that He has a future and a hope for me. To believe otherwise is to listen to the enemy, who strongly desires to steal our hope.

      I have clung to those precious words in my own life, when all I could see was heartache. Have things always worked out just like I wanted them to? Absolutely not…but I would not change a thing because His plans are so far superior and my joy knows no bounds. His ways are not our ways, but we can know that they are right and they are good.

      The church is not the nation of Israel (God has separate plans for them) but we can certainly claim promises of relationship.Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

      As always, go to your pastor with further questions, read what various Bible scholars have to say, check concordances, etc. I am not a biblical scholar and don’t claim to be, but this is what I believe to be true.
      Blessings,
      Susan

  2. fae

    See, I have believed similarly to you regarding Jeremiah 29:11! God is good, and all throughout His Word, He speaks of HOPE and working things for our ultimate good. So it surprises me to encounter people who think we can’t receive hope and encouragement from Jeremiah 29:11!

    Thank you so much for your response. I have started keeping a list of verses that He has given me specifically in regard to The Job Situation so I can eventually look back and see His faithfulness in full color. 🙂

    • I love that you are keeping a list of promises for this upcoming season Fae! I did the same thing and they were my absolute lifeline.

      I would especially recommend the “Streams in the Desert” devotion by LB Cowman (I use the updated version). It has helped me to stand strong many a time.

      In particular, I love one of the quotes from the 7-11 entry: “Unbelief looks at God through the circumstances, just as we often see the sun dimmed by clouds or smoke. But faith puts God between itself and its circumstances and looks at them through Him.”

      And this from 4-29: “Let your sight bring you reports as discouraging as possible but pay no attention to them. Our heavenly Father lives and even the delays of answers to our prayers are part of His goodness.” Amen!

      Have a blessed day!
      Susan

  3. fae

    Excellent quotes!! Thank you! 🙂 I am going to look that book up on Amazon right now.

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