God's Inspirational Promises

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Wherever you are in life, wherever you are in the world, God’s promises remind you that He is always near.

God wants us to know He is in the midst of wherever we are, whatever we’re doing. And He does this by speaking directly to us through His Word. The Bible was written to each of our needs, our hopes, and our dreams.

With over 1.2 million copies sold, God’s Inspirational Promises is a classic seller now with a brand-new, updated look. The ...

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Wherever you are in life, wherever you are in the world, God’s promises remind you that He is always near.

God wants us to know He is in the midst of wherever we are, whatever we’re doing. And He does this by speaking directly to us through His Word. The Bible was written to each of our needs, our hopes, and our dreams.

With over 1.2 million copies sold, God’s Inspirational Promises is a classic seller now with a brand-new, updated look. The compilation of verses speak specifically to topics we all relate to: living in a lost world, strong personal relationships, wisdom, guidance, worry, grace, and many more. Heartwarming writings from Max’s bestselling works accompany each selection of Scripture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400321766
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Format: Leather Bound
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 409,339
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Max Lucado

More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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Chapter One

Inspirational promises ABOUT COURAGE:

Don't be afraid, because I have saved you. I have called you by name, and you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. When you cross rivers, you will not drown. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you. This is because I, the Lord, am your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Isaiah 43:1-3

Don't worry, because I am with you. Don't be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you.... I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you, "Don't be afraid. I will help you."

Isaiah 41:10, 13

How great is your goodness that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you have given to those who trust you. You do this for all to see. You protect them by your presence from what people plan against them. You shelter them from evil words.

Psalm 31:19-20

A note from Max ABOUT COURAGE:

Could you use some courage? Are you backing down more than you are standing up? Jesus scattered the butterflies out of the stomachs of his nervous disciples....

We need to remember that the disciples were common men given a compelling task. Before they were the stained-glassed saints in the windows of cathedrals, they were somebody's next-door-neighbors trying to make a living and raise a family. They weren't cut from theological cloth or raised onsupernatural milk. But they were an ounce more devoted than they were afraid and, as a result, did some extraordinary things.

Earthly fears are no fears at all. Answer the big question of eternity, and the little questions of life fall into perspective.

The Applause of Heaven

       Let your words of hope and the promise of a glorious future in your kingdom give me hope and courage for today, Father. You are with me now as you will be throughout all eternity.

Inspirational promise ABOUT FAITH:

Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.... It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God's command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen.... Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him.

Hebrews 11:1, 3, 6

The Good News shows how God makes people right with himself—that it begins and ends with faith. As the Scripture says, "But those who are right with God will live by trusting in him."

Romans 1:17

We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed.... So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see....

2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18

A note from Max ABOUT FAITH:

Faith is the belief that God is real and that God is good.... It is a choice to believe that the one who made it all hasn't left it all and that he still sends light into the shadows and responds to gestures of faith....

Faith is the belief that God will do what is right.

God says that the more hopeless your circumstances, the more likely your salvation. The greater your cares, the more genuine your prayers. The darker the room, the greater the need for light.

God's help is near and always available, but it is only given to those who seek it.

He Still Moves Stones

    Father, help us renew our commitment to you, to release everything and to be owned and possessed by you. We long to submit ourselves to you so that we might know the holy freedom available to us only through your grace.

Inspirational promises ABOUT CONTENTMENT:

Serving God does make us very rich, if we are satisfied with what we have. We brought nothing into the world, so we can take nothing out. But, if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that. Those who want to become rich bring temptation to themselves and are caught in a trap. They want many foolish and harmful things that ruin and destroy people. The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Some people have left the faith, because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves much sorrow.

1 Timothy 6:6-10

Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God's peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.... I have learned to be satisfied with the things I have and with everything that happens. I know how to live when I am poor, and I know how to live when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of being happy at any time in everything that happens.... I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.

Philippians 4:6-7, 11-13


Satisfied? That is one thing we are not. We are not satisfied....

We take a vacation of a lifetime.... We satiate ourselves with sun, fun, and good food. But we are not even on the way home before we dread the end of the trip and begin planning another.

We are not satisfied.

As a child we say, "If only I were a teenager." As a teen we say, "If only I were an adult." As an adult, "If only I were married." As a spouse, "If only I had kids." ...

We are not satisfied. Contentment is a difficult virtue. Why?

Because there is nothing on earth that can satisfy our deepest longing. We long to see God. The leaves of life are rustling with the rumor that we will—and we won't be satisfied until we do.

When God Whispers Your Name

    Father, keep us from being so blinded by possessions we cannot keep that we fail to see the eternal treasure we cannot lose.

Inspirational promises ABOUT LOVE:

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not get upset with others. Love does not count up wrongs that have been done. Love is not happy with evil but is happy with the truth. Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always remains strong.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

We know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love. God is love. Those who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

1 John 4:16

The Father himself loves you. He loves you because you loved me and believed that I came from God.

John 16:27

I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you. All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.

John 13:34-35

A note from Max ABOUT LOVE:

The single most difficult pursuit is truth and love.

That sentence is grammatically correct. I know every English teacher would like to pluralize it to read: The most difficult pursuits are those of truth and love. But that's not what I mean to say.

Love is a difficult pursuit.

Truth is a tough one, too.

But put them together, pursue truth and love at the same time and hang on baby, you're in for the ride of your life.

Love in truth. Truth in love. Never one at the expense of the other. Never the embrace of love without the torch of truth. Never the heat of truth without the warmth of love....

To pursue both is our singular task.

The Inspirational Study Bible

    God of heaven, we see your hand stretching as far as the east is from the west. Put your hands and your arms around us and embrace us, Father. Then help us to stretch out our hands and arms to a world that desperately needs your love—and ours.

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Table of Contents

Inspirational promises TO GIVE INSIGHT: 1
courage 2
faith 4
contentment 6
love 8
hope 10
truth 12
strength 14
patience 16
Inspirational promises ABOUT GOD: 19
God's love 20
God's mercy 22
God's faithfulness 24
God's forgiveness 26
God's comfort 28
God's blessings 30
God's guidance 32
God's grace 34
God's power 36
Inspirational promises ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING: 39
serving God 40
praising God 42
giving toGod 44
reading God's Word 46
obeying God 48
praying to God 50
loving God 52
trusting God 54
worshiping God 56
Inspirational promises OF GUIDANCE: 59
when you are tempted 60
when you feel guilty 62
when you worry 64
when you suffer 66
when you have doubts 68
when you are angry 70
when you are discouraged 72
Inspirational promises ABOUT PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 75
restoring broken relationships 76
resolving resentment 78
praying for others 80
coping with conflict 82
being a godly parent 84
valuing others 86
serving others 88
forgiving others 90
being hospitable 92
having compassion for others 94
Inspirational promises OF WISDOM: 97
developing a sense of self-worth 98
repenting of wrong 100
finding rest 102
setting priorities 104
correcting mistakes 106
facing disappointment 108
dealing with the past 110
accepting God's freedom 112
making the right choices 114
Inspirational promises ABOUT JESUS: 117
he is the Savior 118
he is Lord 120
he is risen 122
he cares for you 124
he gives hope 126
he is our example 128
he is the Good Shepherd 130
he bears our burdens 132
he is our security 134
he is the Eternal King 136
Inspirational promises WHEN YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS: 139
being right before God 140
fearing death 142
feeling overwhelmed by problems 144
it seems your prayers aren't being answered 146
longing for heaven 148
struggling with worldliness 150
feeling anxious about growing old 152
striving for power 154
feeling insecure about yourself 156
trying to earn salvation 158
feeling perplexed by life 160
Inspirational promises OF ASSURANCE: 163
God will meet your needs 164
God wants you to belong to him 166
God's love is constant 168
God enables you to live victoriously 170
God is in control 172
God exalts humility 174
God blesses contentment 176
God honors integrity 178
Inspirational truths ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: 181
sin 182
salvation 184
repentance 186
eternal life 188
sanctification 190
prayer 192
living like Christ 194
the body of Christ 196
discipleship 198
heaven 200
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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Great gift

    This has scripture based advice for virtually every situation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    I love this book, Max says a great deal in few words. It's a qu

    I love this book, Max says a great deal in few words. It's a quick easy reference, each promise is revealed on 2 easy to read pages.
    It also makes a great gift; it is bound in leather and looks great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 1999

    All of Max Lucado's books are wonderful!

    Max's books are inspirational and make you look at God and life in a different light.

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