10 Bible Verses about God Fulfilling His Promises (and my One Word for 2016)

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“Fulfilled.”

I prayed in those last few weeks of 2015 over my “one word” for 2016.  It’s not a prophecy or a magic trick.  It’s just a way to quiet the noise and ask God what He wants to do in the new year.  How can I join Him?  How can I prepare my heart for His intentions?

While I knew the idea of what I wanted, I couldn’t find that One Word to pull it all together

I wanted it to be about seeing God complete His work.  He’s stirred my heart in new directions, turned over soil, planted new seeds.  He’s closed doors and asked me to step down from long-term commitments.  He’s begun the work, and now I long to see the fulfilment of His promises, His plans, and the desires He’s placed on my heart.

Completion.  Fruition.  Harvest.

But there’s more.

I want to be fulfilled in Him, not always longing for more or discontent with what He’s already given.  He is enough for me.  I am sated and satisfied in Christ.  I am humble and grateful and overcome by His goodness.

Then I read one of my favorite verses in the Christmas story and I knew in that one breathless moment that this was it, where I needed to fix my attention in 2016:

And blessed is she who believed that what was spoken to her by the Lord would be fulfilled. Luke 1:45 NET

Amen.

Here are 10 other verses to remind us that God fulfills His promises, He completes His work, and He does not abandon His plans for us.

  • Joshua 21:45 NIV
    Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
  • Joshua 23:14 NIV
    “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
  • Proverbs 13:12 NIV
  • Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
        but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
  • Proverbs 13:19 NIV
    A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
  • Jeremiah 1:12 NIV
    The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”
  • Lamentations 2:17a NIV
    The Lord has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago…
  • Ezekiel 12:28 NIV
    “Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”
  • Luke 1:38 NIV
    “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
  • Philippians 1:6 NIV
    being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
  • Galatians 6:9 NIV
    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

My past “One Word” choices for the year:

Did you choose One Word for the new year?  What word or theme verse did you choose?

11 thoughts on “10 Bible Verses about God Fulfilling His Promises (and my One Word for 2016)

  1. Linda Duff says:

    My word came to me and God was quite persistent in my getting the message. It is self-discipline. Due to some extreme highs and lows in 2015, I did not have the time to take care of myself. I will take care of myself and spend much one on one time with God this year.

  2. Noel says:

    I really want someone to help me to Grow in christ. To teach me the word and help me teach others about salvation. Thanks

    • Heather C. King says:

      Dear Noel, what a great heart’s desire! I got your email this week, also, and am checking in after a busy few days!! My biggest encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and learn with other Christians is to truly invest in a local church. You can look up webpages for churches online and find out in advance if they have a ladies’ Bible study group where you might be able to build some strong relationships with other Christian women. If you absolutely don’t have access to a face-to-face Bible study group like that, you can begin by meeting once a week in small groups in online Bible study such as those offered at womensbiblecafe.com. Or you can find online Bible studies offered by Proverbs 31 and faithGateway. I am praying for you today as you seek to grow in Him!! ~heather~

  3. lucy says:

    Dear Pastor, sister and my dear kids

    Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

    Kindly pray for my daughter Shiny she is having sneezing for last five years. She is not interest in her studies She attended the class earlier now a days she is telling she want to change the stream she is science student now she want commerce . Some curses are behind this. Her
    friends are also advising her to skip from this course/. Please pry for level l bad friendships She is not attending the class so that I am very much worrying. Please pray for family peace and will of God in her life. Also pray for my husband his job and health and my son Joshua for his studies. Myself having leg pain pl uphold us in your prayers. My mother having arteritis and very severe pain pl pray for my mother.
    Ps-41-1, written like GOD bless ur ministry and family
    Your prayers are very much valuable ln our life we are also prying your family and ministry

    Your sister in Christ

  4. Marjolen Yanez says:

    I like this for it encourages me & also encourage others to continue their journey with the Lord here on earth for in due time we will harvest it in eternity..For His Word never failed..Though This World May pass away but His Word remains to eternity.God bless us to become a blessing to others.

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