Do you wish your self-talk were more in sync with God’s Word? Could you use refreshing Biblical insights on topics like resilience in your spiritual journey? How does affirming and praying God’s promises transform you? Nick Harrison’s new release, Power in the Promises: Praying God’s Word to Change Your Life, shows how to grow in these and more.
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I’m eating the truths up with a spoon—I love Power in the Promises! All cheesosity aside (why do I always get red squiggles on perfectly useful words like that?), Nick’s voice is refreshing and absolutely top-shelf. It’ll eventually land on my shelf beside Oswald Chambers, but tonight I’m going to sit in front of a fire in the fireplace and soak in the book. My kind of soak.
“Power in the Promises is designed to help you keep your eyes open and find the right promises to step on as you journey from earth to heaven. My goal is to encourage you to trust God for great things in your life. If you’re walking through a dense jungle right now, I want you to keep trudging straight ahead with the promises of God as your machete. The jungle will end. Stay the course. Hang tough with God. Use the promises and come out on the other side of this experience with more confidence in God than you have now. Whatever you do, don’t get discouraged. Don’t throw in the towel. You will get through this.” (p. 20)
I love Nick’s down-to-earth style of writing. It’s easy to read and validates our struggles. It challenges us in a friendly way. Topics highlighted in the book include common challenges—from adversity, anger, and anxiety, to laying down worries and picking up God’s zeal. The Lord’s voice rings through the pages of the book—deep, rich, and full.
Disappointment Means God Will Open another Door, Not This One
The Truth according to God’s Word—“…though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” (Hab 3:17-18, NIV)
The Truth—Disappointment is a human reaction when God zigs and we zag. But through the eyes of faith, we see that his direction was right and ours was wrong. We may very well discover that we zagged because we were wrongly motivated or we looked to fallible people to do certain things and they let us down . . .
Tell Yourself the Truth—“This disappointment hurts. I feel let down when I expect one thing and another happens. But I will lay aside my own feelings and watch for God’s results to come from this present letdown. I will continue to pray and expect God to redeem this disappointing turn of events. By faith, it will turn out for the best. This disappointment will be God’s appointment.”
Pray the Promise – “Lord, this disappointment is hard to bear. You know what I expected, and now you see how it turned out otherwise. I had prayed about this, Lord, and was not expecting this outcome. Help me to see by faith that this sharp right turn will somehow lead me to the right place—although a place I was not expecting to go. If you are there waiting, it will all be good.”
Which God-given promise carries you in this season?
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Nick Harrison is a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers. He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife, Beverly. They are the parents of three adult children and the grandparents of four. Nick’s previous books include Magnificent Prayer and His Victorious Indwelling. Visit Nick’s website and blog at nickharrisonbooks.com.