Have you ever had someone promise you something? Did they keep their promise? Well, I remember as a child a family member made me a promise that they never fulfilled. Year after year I held on to the promise hoping they would do as they said but they never did. I was disappointed.
Years later, I have learnt that we can’t stand on the promises of everyone but surely we can stand on the promises of God. Do you know the standing on the promises of God song? The lyrics to standing on the promises of God song in the second verse and chorus says
“Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.”
Standing on the promises of God my Saviour,
I’m standing on the promises of God.”
This standing on the promises of God song reminds us that we can count on what God says as his promises cannot fail.
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The Promises of God
We want children to learn that they can stand on God’s promises too. As the kids, “God keeps his promises,” song says
“You keep your promises
I know I can trust in you
When you speak it, God you do it
Your words are always true
God makes a promise and then he keeps it”
Numbers 23:9, NIV says that “God is not human that he should lie.” This means that we can stand on the promises of God.
The promises of God are sure.
2 Cor 1: 20, NIV
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.
The bible writers experienced being able to trust the promises of God and spoke of it. One bible author says in Hebrews 10:23, ICB
“…we can trust God to do what he promised.”
To teach children to stand on God’s promises, parents can do the same and speak about standing on the promises of God. The bible encourages parents in Deuteronomy 6: 7, NIV to “talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” So parents should talk about God’s promises everyday, everywhere, all the time. They should talk about their experience standing on the promises of God.
A great way to talk about these promises is through reading. Peek-a-Boo Prayers is a great rhyming lift a flap board book which parents can use to introduce kids to the amazing promises found in the bible. It has colorful illustrations and really cute rhymes. Imagine reading to your child
“Hello God, I’m so thankful you watch over me everyday.” and then underneath the flap it says ” Peek-a-boo, God sees you. All the time God sees us. 2 Corinthians 2:17″
There are so many promises in this small book which are worth sharing with your kids as you help them stand on the promises of God.
5 Standing On The Promises Of God Bible Verses
To teach your child to stand on the promises of God, show them in the bible the promises that God made. One standing on the promises bible verse you can share is Deuteronomy 3:8, NIV
Deuteronomy 3:8, NIV
“The Lord goes before you and he will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Children can often be afraid of many things this is a beautiful promise you can share with them to let them know that they are never alone.
Another standing on the promises of God scripture for children is Proverbs 3: 6, ICB
Proverbs 3: 6, ICB
“Remember the Lord in everything you do. And he will give you success.”
Children often wonder how they can do well in their school exams, this is one promise of God that parents can share in those moments.
Exodus 20: 12, NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”
This is one of God’s promises in the bible which lets children know that when they respect their parents they will be blessed by God. This is a beautiful standing on the promises of God scripture for children to know.
James 4:7, NIV
“Submit yourself then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’
Children often do things they should not do. This promise of God should be shared with all children. This promise of God says that when we commit ourselves to God and tell the devil “No”; God will work it out so that the devil will leave us alone. Isn’t this a great standing on the promises of God scripture for children to know?
Several of God’s promises in the bible remind us that if we make a mistake God will forgive if we ask.
1 John 1:9, NIV
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins.”
5 Prayers For Standing On The Promises Of God
Another way to help children stand on the promises of God, is to pray the promises of God. God’s promises in the bible can be used everyday as part of our prayers.
A beautiful promise of God is found in Jeremiah 29:11, NIV.
Jeremiah 29:11, NIV
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
No matter what happens in life, we can stand on the promises of God that he has a great future in store for us. Pray this promise of God over the life of your child. It may sound something like this.
“Father you promised prosperity, no harm, hope and a great future. Your promises are always yes so in Jesus name I pronounce these blessings upon (insert your child’s name). Amen.
Romans 8:28, NIV
“and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” A prayer to stand on the promises of God as given in this bible verse may sound like:
“Lord you have promised to work things out for the good of those who love you. I am standing on the promises of God as I pray for my child (insert your child’s name) who loves you. No matter what I see around I know that you are working in my child’s favour. I know you are working it out for good. Thank you.”
Matthew 28: 20, NIV
“…surely I am with you always.” A prayer to stand on the promise of God may sound like:
“Thank you for promising to always be with us. I know I can stand on your promise of always being there. I cannot always be with (insert child’s name) but I trust you Lord to always be with (insert child’s name).
Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” A prayer for standing on this promise of God may sound like this:
“It is hard to bring up children in this current world but you have promised to be my strength, to be my man of war. Win the battles Lord and may my child be trained to grow and walk in your way and never depart as long as (child’s name) lives.”
Philippians 4:7, NIV
“Do not be anxious about anything…but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. and the peace of God…will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Praying this promise of God my sound something like this:
“Father you have said I should pray about everything instead of being anxious. There are things I feel anxious for as it relates to (child’s name). I am putting (child’s name) before you and as your word declares, I am claiming the peace you promise to send.”
God’s Promises In The Bible
God’s promises in the bible are there to encourage us and remind us of what God is willing to do for us. The promises of God are sure that means we can stand on the promises of God, we can believe that “he who promised is faithful” Heb 10:23, KJV. We can read daily scripture on standing on the promises of God, sing songs and read devotionals on God’s promises.
This will remind us of what God says he will do. If you want to remind yourself and your child about the promises of God, feel free to download the “standing on the promises of God bible scripture printable.” God loves you and he loves your children, keep standing on the promises of God and as you do this feel free to share with us in the comments how you stand on God’s promises and how you share this with your kids.