PROGRAM D-8004

I can well remember as a child singing that great Gospel song, Standing on the Promises. Maybe you sang it, too. I remember the words well:

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let his praises ring;
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

It’s not a song we sing much anymore, but the message is still relevant: As Christ-followers, we can stand on the promises that are given to us through God’s Word! However, what does this mean—to stand on the promises of God?

Hebrews 10:23 says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Promises are as reliable as the one who makes them. God has made many promises to us and he never forgets any of them. He is a trustworthy and faithful God!

Standing on the promises of God is the confident assurance in what God has promised us. This means you keep standing, even when your faith is weak. Hebrews 10:36 exhorts us to “persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” If your faith is starting to waiver and you haven’t yet seen God’s answer to your need, I encourage you to keep standing! Keep on doing the Lord’s will, and you will receive what he has promised.

Ephesians 6:13 says that “after you have done everything, to stand.” Just keep standing on the promises of God. Stand when you’re tired; stand when you want to quit and run away; stand when your faith is weak. After you have done everything, keep standing on the promises of God, for he who promised is faithful.