Always True: God’s 5 Promises When Life Is Hard

In his latest book, Always True: God's 5 Promises for When Life Is Hard, Pastor James MacDonald delivers the biblical hope of God’s promises. MacDonald shares how we relate to God is largely determined by what we do with His promises and that all that stands between you and what He has promised you is time. This book is about learning to live with today in the reality of what God has promised for our future. Even when it's hard to trust, God's promises remain the same. Nothing can change God's stated intent.

The hardest moment of hanging on, of course, is the gap between believing His promise and receiving the fulfillment of that promise. The Christian life would be easy if the time was short between when you first appeal to God’s promises and when you receive what He promised. If you could invoke God’s pledge one day and cash it in the next, wow—wouldn’t that be great!? Forget about fastfood promises—that’s not the way God works.

2 Peter 1:3 refers to certain portions of God’s Word as exceedingly great and precious promises. Great promises are ones that don’t fall apart during difficult times; they reveal hope in the midst of the storm. Precious promises are ones that we find strong enough to hold us up and resilient enough to get us through. God’s promises become exceedingly great and precious to us when nothing else will do. By way of digging into the theology of God’s promises, Pastor James uncovers five major categories of promise in the Bible and the five areas about which God repeatedly makes promises. From what to do with fear and doubt to God’s goodness, help, and victory—the Bible has much to say about God’s presence in our difficulty.

This book centers on the following truths:

Always True: God's 5 Promises When Life Is Hard
James MacDonald
160 pages (paperback)
Moody Publishers
  • I will not fear: God is always with me
  • I will not doubt: God is is always in control
  • I will not despair: God is always good
  • I will not falter: God is always watching
  • I will not fail: God is always victorious

James MacDonald is a best-selling author, speaker and teacher. He is the founding and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in suburban Chicago with a weekend attendance of 13,000 and more than 60 church plants across North America and around the world. His teaching can be heard on Walk in the Word, a daily 30-minute radio program heard on over 1,000 outlets across North America. MacDonald is a sought-after speaker at conferences including Walk Worthy and True Woman. He is also a council member of the Gospel Coaltion.

Other books written by MacDonald include When Life Is Hard; Lord, Change My Attitude: Before It's Too Late; I Really Want to Change . . . So Help Me God; Gripped by the Greatness of God and God Wrote a Book.

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