Sonday – Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises is one of many songs
I remember singing in church as a child.  Back then,
it was a favorite because it had an upbeat rhythm,
and I especially loved when the women and men each
sang the different parts of the chorus.
But as an adult, I really appreciate the truths found in the lyrics.

From verse 2 – “Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
by the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

This song reminds us that regardless of how we feel,
what is happening in our life or the world around us,
we can stand on the promises God has given us in his Word.

We can’t see the “big picture”.
We can’t see the beginning and the end of everything.
Our view is limited by our perspective.
Only God has the whole view, has the correct perspective
and does know the beginning and the end of everything.

Let us hold fast to the profession of our hope without wavering,
for He who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)


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  1. Thanks, really needed to hear this today!

  2. Angie,
    This is such a good reminder! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Always have loved the song….great post!

  4. While I like some of the new hymns we sing in church, I really miss these older ones. Like you, this was one of my favorites. Thanks for the great post today. It was much needed.

  5. Older hymns give me chills most of the time! The are so packed with truth, and meaningful words!

  6. we still sing that sometimes- it is a lovely old hymn!

  7. Great post Angie … I love that song. Wish our Church would sing more of the old songs.
    Thanks for all you do.
    Audrey Z.

  8. As I was reading that post I could hear my parents and grandparents voices sing that hymn. So many truths that we need to remember and live by- Many blessings!

  9. Thank you, Angie, for sharing your own thoughts about the beautiful hymn. I’m going through an extremely difficult time right now, and your words have given me a much-needed source of comfort. (((hugs))) xoxo

  10. Thanks for sharing your reflections of this age old hymn.. I found myself singing along as I read this.

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