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“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” (Hebrews 10:23, NLT)

The promises of God, once heard and remembered, bring hope, assurance, and peace each day. They keep our minds and hearts focused on who God is and all He is able to do.

It’s the reason for committing them to memory or writing them on an index card and keeping the promises in front of us, in eye’s view. We need to say aloud what we know.

“Nothing so satisfies God as our confession of Him. Jesus often said “I am”. He loves to hear us say “Thou art”. We do it far too little. When everything goes wrong and all is confusion, don’t pray. Confess “Thou art Lord!” Today, when the world is in turmoil, stand and proclaim that Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. He loves to hear us say what we know.

(from Tables in the Wilderness by Watchman Nee, May 27th)

As we state what we know to be true of God, we are exalting Him. Exaltation is “the action of elevating someone in rank, power, or character” ( As we focus on His promises and who God is, we focus on the bigness and greatness of our God. He is exalted and so our finite minds stretch a bit farther as we catch a glimpse of the magnitude of our God.

Exalting God makes Him bigger in our eyes
even as the issues of the day become smaller.

Something else occurs at the very same time … Satan trembles at the mere mention of the name of Jesus:

“You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.” (James 2:19, NLT)

The mere mention of the name of Jesus and Satan trembles, for he knows there is one God and he is their enemy.

“And they have defeated him [“the accuser of the brethren” – Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony …” (Revelation 12:11, NLT)

Our stories, saying what we know,
are an effective pathway to growing our faith and standing firm.