This is program number 8002 of The Christian Working Woman daily edition. This means that for 1,600 weeks I have been broadcasting the good news that God’s Word is relevant to our lives. For over 30 years, God has sustained this ministry so that we can encourage you to put God’s Word into practice in your life—to live out your faith on your job and everywhere else.
We’ve made it all these weeks and months and years because God has kept his promise to me. When I was presented with the opportunity to enlarge our ministry from one station in Chicago, I knew that this was bigger than me and I needed to know this was God’s plan. I needed assurance that God would see me through. So I asked God to give me a promise from His Word that I could cling to—that would assure me of his guidance.
My reading that day took me to Isaiah chapter 50. From that chapter, God gave me two verses which have become my “go to” assurance verses of God’s promise to me. Here is that promise:
The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. Isaiah 50:4,7
I couldn’t count the many times I’ve said to the Lord, “God, you promised that I will not be disgraced, and I will not be put to shame. I claim your provision and your promise now today.”
Another promise from Joshua 23:14 assures us that “not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.” I can testify that God’s promises are reliable. Could it be that you need a promise today? Something to help you face your future with hope and peace?
There’s one in the Bible just for you. Take time to sit down with your Bible, pray for guidance, and ask God for his promise for you. It’s there—I promise!