Faithful Promises

For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen,
unto the glory of God by us (2 Corinthians 1:20).

What are the promises?

Love, joy, peace, healing, salvation, and strength . . .

I could go on, but we’d be here for a while.

What do you need today? Whatever it is, remember God is faithful to fulfill every promise.

Journal Prompt

List the needs in your life. Alongside the need add a scripture of promise. You can do this by using a Topical Bible, searching the concordance in the back of your Bible, a Strong’s Concordance, or google “a scripture for —.” Once you have your list and scriptures, write Hebrews 10:23 at the top or bottom of the page. “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;).”

Prayer Prompt

Lord, you know my needs before I speak. You see my heart and know my thoughts. I’m thankful You love me enough to care how I feel. I am also grateful for every promise You have made to me through Jesus. Today, I bring my needs before Your throne and wait for Your answer. (List your needs.)

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Faithful to Watch Over Me

And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? (Genesis 16:13 KJV)

In my last devotion, I asked readers to share their favorite hymns. Stephanie A. Daniels shared the following song. I went in search of the music and lyrics for I had never heard of this precious gem. Sadly, it is hard to find.

About the Author

Frank E. Graeff was a minister with a cheerful disposition but often suffered from bouts of doubt and depression. I believe the words are a testimony of what he came to know in his life because he asks questions and then supplies the answers. So, if you’re wondering does Jesus care, rest assured He does!

Does Jesus Care?

Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress,
And the way grows weary and long?

Refrain:

O yes, He cares- I know He cares!
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 

Proverbs 15:3 KJV
Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near? [Refrain]

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Psalm 121:3 KJV
Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief I find no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long? [Refrain]

But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Luke 15:20-24 KJV
Does Jesus care when I’ve said goodbye
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks—
Is it aught to Him? Does He see? [Refrain]

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4 KJV

Many in the following video have faced heartaches. They know the truth of this song. If you are struggling, I pray these words will sink deep into your spirit and bring hope in this hour.

Does Jesus Care? | Frank E. Graeff | Public Domain