Find Your Own Promise

“Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood. For your Creator will be your husband; the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth” (Isaiah 54:4-5, NLT).

Every once in a while I come across a passage of Scripture that makes my hair stand up. Gives me the chills.

Sometimes I start weeping.

Sometimes I giggle until I am laughing uncontrollably.

Either way.

I just found my own promise, and I can’t wait to show you how to find your own promise!

I love how Scripture is used for the benefit of all things (2 Timothy 3:16), and it is the only offensive against the enemy of this world (Ephesians 6:17).

Recently, I shot this is the video for my upcoming book, “Not Another Dating Book.”

I returned to an old office building I used to work at during the most difficult years of my singleness. I remembered past mistakes. But then I remembered my promise, Psalm 37:1. “Don’t worry about the wicked, or envy those who do wrong.”

That meant no more worrying about Elevator boy or Miguel.

If you’re wondering who those guys are, watch this video I gave at Brick House, the young adult ministry of The Potter’s House in Dallas, TX.

The important thing to remember is…I kept reading the Bible until I found my verse. The verse that promised to help me overcome.

I wonder what it is for you.

Are you single? Are you in a relationship? Do you need a job? Do you hate your job? Do you have health issues? Is your marriage in shambles? Do you have a healthy marriage? Are you wondering how you’re going to raise your child–single or…?

So many BIG questions and an even BIGGER book.

My challenge to you this week? Find your own promise.

What makes you sing? (Did you know that God sings over you and comforts you with His love?)

What makes you cry? (Did you know that God records all your tears in a bottle?)

What makes you feel strong? (Did you know the joy of the Lord is your strength?)

Find your own promise today by reading the Bible and putting it into practice.

8 comments on “Find Your Own Promise”

  1. Stephanie Conover says:

    Loved it. Especially the verse you opened with. So encouraging in a moment I needed it. You are truly gifted in expressing God’s truths!!

  2. Loved this entry. I love it when He makes it personal. Had to share your link on facebook. Keep writing girl. Can’t wait to pick up your new book.

  3. @Stephanie – So glad you loved it and that it encouraged you when you needed it 🙂

    @Sharon – So glad you loved it also 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!!

  4. Kisses on the forehead from my Father. That’s what those moments feel like to me. Wonderful post.

  5. Dawn Wilson says:

    You just make me smile! Love the post. Love the book concept. Love your ring! Love you!

  6. @Raquel – Aww yeah those are nice 🙂 Thanks!!

    @Dawn – I love that I make you laugh. Thanks for the encouragement!!

  7. Sharon Paavola says:

    Bravo, Renee! You are amazing. Our God supplies all we need in His timing! Your book will encourage so many.

  8. renee says:

    Thanks Sharon!

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