Claiming God’s Promises

“So the LORD gave to Israel all the land He had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there.

And the LORD gave them rest on every side, just as He had solemnly promised their ancestors. None of their enemies could stand against them, for the LORD helped them conquer all their enemies.

Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true.”

~ Joshua 21:43-45

The Israelites “took possession” of the land that the LORD had sworn to give their ancestors. The land already belonged to them, but they were required to move forward in faith to accept what God had given them.

Have I “taken possession” of all of the promises that God has given me through His Word? All of the opportunities to serve Him through the ways He’s gifted me? And all of the areas of stewardship (relationships, time, resources, etc.) that God has blessed me with?

Or am I holding back because I’m scared, doubtful, lazy, etc.?

Joshua and Caleb were the only two Israelite spies from their generation who were later permitted to go into the Promised Land. They believed God’s Word, obeyed Him, and took possession of His promise! Alternately, the other ten Israelite spies did not move forward in faith, and therefore were not permitted to enter the Promised Land.

I must believe God’s promises and take possession of them! Not one of His good promises has ever failed, and they never will. 🙌🏻🌻

©️ 2023 by Crystal Ann

Let Me Hold You

Let Me hold you
When you feel confused or ashamed
Overwhelmed or misblamed
Or a mixture of these all together

Let Me carry you
Lay down your burdens and fears
Your sighing and your tears
My shoulders are strong and will bear them

Let Me love you
I am all that you need!
Come to Me, I will feed
And sustain you, if only you’ll let Me.

© Copyright 2022 by Crystal

“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