Weekly Inspiration: Standing on the Promises

By Ryan Kelly –

In 1982, the rock band Whitesnake produced a record that is now a classic called “Here I Go Again.”  Most know the lyrics, but have you ever considered the pain and petition made in the lyrics?

“Tho’ I keep searching for an answer, I never seem to find what I’m looking for.  Oh Lord, I pray You give me strength to carry on, cause I know what it means.  To walk along the lonely street of dreams.”

Do you feel the longing of the singer for something more?  Seeking for strength. Seeking for resolution to promises. 

Another lyric says, “I’m standing on the promises, and the songs of yesterday.”  

In 1916, Russel Kelso Carter wrote the classic hymn “Standing on the promises of Christ my King.”  Although I doubt the Whitesnake song is intended to mean the hymns of yesterday, they were indeed correct that we can stand on the words penned before us by believers who worshiped Jesus and were used by Him for inspiring us today. 

The hymn sings in Verse 4, “Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord. Overcomimg daily with the Spirit’s sword, standing on the promises of God.”

God has promised us salvation through Jesus and that He will guide our paths straight through His Word. Stand on those promises. 

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