In Christian circles, we can hear those words a lot.
Promised Land. Land of Promise.
The land promised to God’s people, by God Himself. Some versions even use the wording: the land I [God] swore to give you.
The Promised Land is exactly that – the land God promised to give to His people!
It isn’t that the land itself is so amazing, although it is. God said it would flow with grace and provision and so much more.
But what makes it so amazing is that God Himself promised it. It is a gift, to God’s people, sworn by God with an oath!
You may be standing, right now, on promises God has sworn to you.
Things He has spoken. Things He has decreed. Things He prophesied, maybe long ago, that you have or haven’t yet seen come into fulfillment.
Today I want to encourage you.
The things God has promised to you, He will do! His promises are true and His promises will be fulfilled, whether you’ve seen them yet or not.
So if it’s taking time or you’re hearing the taunts of the enemy, don’t get discouraged! And if you already are discouraged…get undiscouraged!
How? By reminding yourself of God’s goodness! Of His faithfulness in the past. Of how’s He’s moved before and how He will move again!
And by reminding yourself of who God is! Of His character and His nature!
Yes, you can do it! You can get undiscouraged!
All God’s promises are yes and amen! It’s not cliche, although we hear it a lot, and it’s not untrue!
The things He’s promised, He will do!
Just like He spoke to Joshua, I speak to you: Be strong and of good courage!
And just like He said to the Israelites, I say to you: You only need to be still! These giants you see today, you will not see tomorrow.
These giants you face right now, will topple. You will overcome.
You are being strengthened by God Himself. By His powerful might and His mighty right hand.
God is good. He is faithful and all He’s decreed will come to pass.
It’s time to get undiscouraged! It’s time to believe again. It’s time to encourage yourself in the Lord!
It’s time to grab hold of His hand and grab hold of His face! To lock eyes and arms with Jesus! To set your gaze like flint and walk in step with Him!
He is faithful and He will do it!
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 NIV
Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you… from Joshua 1:3 NLT
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 1:9
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV