Father God, we thank You that we can trust You to be who You say You are and do what You said You would do. Thank You for revealing to us that obedience to Your will and Your way brings us to places of victory in our lives. These places of victory are places where You reveal Yourself and Your glory so that we can get to know You better and walk in closer relationship with You.
We thank You that Your promise of blessing to us is to be our shield, our protection, our defender, and our great reward. Help us to see that what You promise to bless us with doesn’t always make sense when we look at it through earthly eyes. May we come to trust You and Your timing for the fulfillment and perfection of what You have spoken over our lives.
Lord Jesus, remind us that while we may constantly strive to do the right thing, we can rest in knowing that it is our faith in You that is credited to us as righteousness. Show us how right actions are merely a natural by-product of our trust in You. Help us to have a genuine and heartfelt confidence that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever and that all of God’s promises are ultimately fulfilled in You.
Holy Spirit, reveal to us that God’s plan, purposes, and promises to us are always to redeem us from slavery to sin and to establish His kingdom. May we not miss the fact that when a covenant is initiated, it is God alone who is able to fulfill the work of His covenant in our lives. May we rest in knowing that He who promises us is faithful and that He will complete it.
We thank You, Father, that You are all-knowing and completely aware of every last hindrance that stands between us and the fulfillment of the promises that You have made to us. Help us to see Your restraint, mercy, and patience when things don’t go exactly as we think they should go. Remind us that everything You do is true to Your character – You are merciful, just, and sovereign and Your timing is always perfect.
Father, Son, and Spirit, let our confession of faith in You not be the means to an end. Let it be the beginning of Your kingdom coming and Your will being done in our lives. May we clearly see that what You promise to give us cannot be contained by the universe itself because what You ultimately want to give us is simply all of You!