Is life hard for you right now? Could you use a reminder of God’s promises?

If you’ve been getting my e-mails, you may already know, I’ve had a rough go of it lately too and this post was born out of that struggle.  

When life’s trial come, the enemy gets loud, trying to drown out everything we know to be true about God. That’s exactly what happened to me during this long and challenging season of life. 

People often say, “Just keep standing on God’s promises.”  But here I was, usually the girl with immense faith, and I could only remember one or two of God’s promises, if I really tried, because I was so locked up in the fear and anxiety of the trial I was walking through.

As I write this, I’m not out of the hard stuff yet. I’ve currently settled into a more peaceful zone, only through God’s grace. But, I can’t be the only one who sometimes, okay, ALL THE TIME, needs a reminder that – God never fails.

Recently, I believe God gave me a word, which I initially felt was for a specific someone, but the more I thought about it, I knew it was for me and anyone else going through a trial and having their faith shaken because of it. It was simply this:

“Your test can be your testimony if you don’t let the enemy steal it.”

However, since the devil wants nothing more than to afflict us with spiritual amnesia, I created this post for both you and me to reference when we need a reminder that God’s promises are good and committing to keeping them close to mind is the best defense against Satan’s battle for our hearts, minds, and souls.

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The Bible contains over 3,000 promises of God! And some sources estimate there could be as many as 30,000. In light of that staggering number, I’m only giving you what I consider to be the eight promises that are most helpful when we face trials in life.

I will let the scriptures do all the talking in this post, but I first want to remind you why you can trust God’s promises to be true. The scriptures will confirm this, too, because I cannot say it better.


God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” Numbers 23:19 ESV

He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.” Psalm 146:6 NLT

I’ve also created a free printable download of these eight encouraging God promises for you to keep close. You’ll also get a bonus of eight more God Promises not listed here.


God promises to protect you.

“This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” (Psalm 91:2 NLT)

God promises to be with you.

I will not fail you or abandon you. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:5, 9NLT)

God promises to strengthen you.

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” (Ephesians 3:14-16 ESV)

God promises to take care of all your needs.

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NLT) 

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:25-33) 

God promises to give you rest.

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.’” Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

God promises us a comforter – His Spirit

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles…”. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

“But I will send you the Comforter from the Father. When he comes, he will give evidence about me. He is the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father”. John 15:26 FBV

God promises to answer your prayers.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 ESV

God promises to work everything out for your good.

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 NLT


If you’re in a tough season, you’re probably fervently seeking God for answers or deliverance from your situation. And I know it can seem devastating when God doesn’t answer like we thought he should.

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

Keep in mind that God will answer your prayer with either a yes, no, or not yet. However, sometimes, we get hung up on God’s promise to work everything out for our good. But look more closely at that scripture…

“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God“…

“and are called according to his purpose for them.”

Trust that God has a plan, and it’s to use us to fulfill HIS purpose and advance HIS kingdom!

God’s promises were fulfilled in Jesus; they are always YES and AMEN (so be it). He never fails to do what He said He would.


I have prayed over this article and the printable download of God’s Promises Reminder Cards. As you read His word and commit it to your heart, God will remind you how much He loves you and longs for you to REST and leave the “working it out” to Him.

I believe God tells us in these eight promises that, ‘I’m here and have it all in hand. Take it easy; you don’t have to figure it out because I’m not only here right now, holding you, but I’m also already on the other end.


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  1. /

    This is a beautiful Holy Spirit inspired post. Thank you for allowing the Lord to speak through you. Thank you for the printables.

    • Paula

      Thank you, Karlee; you have paid me the best compliment I could ever recieve – To know that the Holy Spirit used me. I’m overjoyed that you were blessed!

      Love you, Lady.

  2. Linda

    Very well said. Love this. Have you considered writing a devotional book? To God is the glory forever!

    • Paula

      Yes, I’ve actually considered writing a devotional book. Thank you for mentioning it, Linda. That may be the confirmation I need to get going on that.


  3. Ann

    Thank you. I seem to forget so easily, I need my memory jogged often.

    • Paula

      Don’t we all, Ann? During this low season, I said outloud to my husband, “What even are God’s promises?” And I’ve been a Christian my entire life! It’s crazy how Satan sows confusion in us. That’s why it’s so important to stay in the Word regardless of our circumstances.

      Be Blessed my friend!

  4. Tina Tipton

    I really like this, thank you for sharing Paula. I don’t journal but I have journals that I fill with encouraging/inspirational/speaks to my heart quotes and this is going in there. ‘I’m here and have it all in hand. Take it easy; you don’t have to figure it out because I’m not only here right now, holding you, but I’m also already on the other end’

  5. Rebecca

    So good! I’m thankful the Lord used you to speak life into me today.

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