Appendix: Precious Promises Sampler

Here are just a few of God’s promises to you. There are hundreds and hundreds more that cover—directly or indirectly—most problems you will ever face in life. As you study the Bible, see how many more you can find. Mark or take note of them so you’ll have them when you need them.

Remember, God’s promises are contracts. Most have conditions attached. Take a moment to think about each one in terms of God’s part and your part. (In the following list, only the most pertinent parts of some verses are given in order to highlight the promise.)

Eternal salvation

He who believes in the Son has everlasting life.—John 3:36

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.—John 6:37

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.—John 11:25

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.—Acts 16:31

The Holy Spirit

If you … know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!—Luke 11:13

It is to your advantage that I [Jesus] go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper [Holy Spirit] will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.—John 16:7

‘And it shall come to pass in the last days,’ says God, ‘that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.’—Acts 2:17

Answers to prayer

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.—Jeremiah 33:3

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.—John 15:7

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.—1 John 5:14-15

God’s love

I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.—Romans 8:38-39

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.—James 4:8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.—1 John 4:7-8

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [atoning sacrifice] for our sins.—1 John 4:10

Overcoming personal weaknesses

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.—2 Corinthians 5:17

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.—Philippians 4:13

Then I [God] will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh.—Ezekiel 11:19


When you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.—Matthew 6:3-4

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use [to give], it will be measured back to you.—Luke 6:38

It is more blessed to give than to receive.—Acts 20:35

Rewards for doing God’s will

All these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.—Deuteronomy 28:2

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.—Isaiah 1:19

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.—John 15:10

Strength and power

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.—2 Chronicles 16:9

Blessed is the man whose strength is in You. … They go from strength to strength.—Psalm 84:5, 7

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.—Isaiah 40:31


The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.—Psalm 34:7

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.—Psalm 46:1

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.—Isaiah 43:2


No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.—Psalm 84:11

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.—Matthew 6:33

And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.—1 John 3:22

Overcoming temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.—1 Corinthians 10:13

For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.—Hebrews 2:18

The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations.—2 Peter 2:9

Help in time of trouble

This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.—Psalm 34:6

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.—Psalm 50:15

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.—Psalm 91:14-15


The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.—Psalm 34:18

This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.—Psalm 119:50

I [Jesus] will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.—John 14:18 KJV


He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.—Psalm 107:20

To you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.—Malachi 4:2

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.—James 5:16

Freedom from fear

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.—Psalm 34:4

You [God] will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.—Isaiah 26:3

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.—1 John 4:18

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