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



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


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?

30 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~

      • SAPNA says:

        Hey Heather,

        I am currently struggling in Sweden to get a good local >English speaking church. I live in Älmhult ( Smaland), Sweden. I desperately want to start a prayer group and now have started praying for the Lord to bless and OPEN some way. Currently I join Minister TD Jakes online with their church for Sunday service. The Lord has helped me lead prayers weekly twice online with EDIFYING GOD’S PEOPLE online prayer group associated with The Potters house. But I really miss a face to face fellowship. Though I can see God’s hand moving mightily in my life and the Lord using me to guide a couple of sisters and teaching them warfare in their marriages. Please advise and share Godly counsel with me.
        Praise God, in prayers
        Your sister

  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.

  5. Kasie Barrett says:

    Thank you for this word! I know it is a new year now, but this was exactly the right thing I needed for today. I will hold this and read these promises over my circumstances, and watch His victory come!

    Could you email me and let me know how God fulfilled your 2017! I’d love to hear some testimony!

    • Heather C. King says:

      Hi Kasie! Thanks so much! Interestingly, it was a hard year. I felt like any of those areas in life where I was waiting to see fulfilment required battling it out and battling it out and more battling it out. I spent the year in intense prayer and then didn’t see answers to those prayers until the following year. For me, it was exhausting, but also a lesson in perseverance and not giving up—like the Israelites who had to actually take the Promised Land through fighting, not just walking in and it being handed to them.

  6. Kim says:

    I just wanted to let you know that 2 years later God is using this Word to encourage me!!! I’ve been waiting on some personal promises for a long time and set out to do a study on how God always keeps His word. This blog post came up in my search and God used it to confirm and encourage me so much!!! Praise Him for His faithfulness!

  7. Prudence Myeni says:

    Thank you for allowing God to use you. You do not encourage me but you build me up to be strong and to have faith in God. Currently I am in a very similar situation I want to see God full filling his promises in my life . I am praying everyday day and night. I am longing to see the promises of God full filled. Thank you for sharing this message it touched my heart.

    You are a blessing.Stay blessed.

  8. Bupe Grace says:

    I was really tensed but after reading this message I’ve realised that indeed God fulfills his promises. I need Help I want to grow in Christ am very sure deep down that its the right thing to do.I want to start working for God please help me. I ask myself so many questions which I know God will be able to answer

  9. Jerry Davis says:

    Heather, this is Cindy Davis (though the picture and name say Jerry Davis. I do a WordPress.com blog for him. Mine is a WordPress.org blog.) This is 2020.

    God led me here when I was searching for encouragement regarding the illness that has attached itself to Jerry. It is not HIS illness!

    Thank you for reminding me that God is a fulfiller of His promises!
    Here’s the link to my post on Jerry: https://diybohemian.com/confessions-of-a-caregiver


  10. Angela says:

    Oh my gosh! You have no idea how much I needed these today. I just happened across your site. Thank you so much for posting these. I just broke down and cried when I read Ezekiel 12:28. That one touched me so deeply. Yes, our God is faithful to perform his word may God bless .you and yours.

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