Chapter Twenty-one

Let's Talk About It:  You Can Trust Me

"Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise." (Hebrews 10:23)

1.  Have you ever been accused of breaking a promise that you did not think you made?  What happened and why?

2.  Indicate whether the statements below are promises God has made (Y/N):

___God will always give me the strength I need to resist temptation.

___God will make me prosperous if I follow Him.

___My happiness is God's top priority.

___God will always be with me.

___God will always protect me from harm.

3.  Why is it critical for us to know what God promises and what He does not promise?

4.  In each of the following verses, what does God promise?  What does He not promise?

     John 14:27

     Isaiah 40:29--31

     Romans 8:28

     1Corinthians 10:18

     Philippians 4:19

5.  What does this statement mean:  "We are not called to have great faith; we are called to have faith in a great God"?  How could you live this out in your daily life?

6.  Review your timeline, and identify or add examples of when God has demonstrated His faithfulness to you.  How has that affected your trust in Him today?

7.  Is there anything you think God wants you to do that would require you to take a step of faith trusting in God's faithfulness this week?

8.  Where does the power to be faithful to God come from?

FOCUS ON GOD

Continue to review the statement and verse you wrote down last week, at least three times each day, to remind yourself that God is faithful, allowing them to become a part of your "continuous conversation" with God.

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God, because You are faithful,
I will trust You to always keep Your promises.

"He who promised is faithful."

(Hebrews 10:23, NIV)

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Is there something you have a hard time trusting God with?  A relationship?  A circumstance?  A past action?  Stop and think about what attribute(s) of God you are struggling to believe is true in this context.  Why do you think that is?  Do you believe He is always faithful to operate in the framework of all His other attributes at all times?  If so, claim His faithfulness this week, confidently trusting in His promise to be faithful.  Then ask Him to help you trust Him in this specific context.

"If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is."

(2 Timothy 2:13)

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