Counting Stars In An Empty Sky By Michael Youssef

Day 2 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Day Two


Three Thousand Promises


Scripture: Hebrews 11:1, 8–12




God calls us to count the stars of his promises just as Abraham did—whether the sky is ablaze with starry wonder or a deep, silent black. In fact, God has made more than three thousand promises to us in the Bible—promises of: 




Abundant life


Answers to our questions


Assurance for our doubts


Blessings for our lives and our families


Comfort in our sorrows


Compassion for our sufferings


Confidence for our challenges


Courage for dangerous times


Defense from our enemies


Deliverance from temptation


Direction for the journey


Encouragement for our weariness


Everlasting life


Faith for the future


Forgiveness for the past


Freedom from worry and anxiety


Friendship with God


Grace for each day


Guidance for our plans


Healing for our diseases


Help in times of trouble


Hope in times of despair


Inheritance that will never fade


Joy in times of sorrow


Justice when we have been wronged


Love that never fails


Mercy that never runs out 


Peace that passes understanding


Pleasures everlasting


Power for any problem


Presence of God 


Protection from perils


Provision for our needs


Refuge in times of trouble


Renewal of fading strength


Rescue when we call for help


Rest and restoration for our souls


Rewards for obedient service


Salvation by grace through faith


Satisfaction that is soul deep


Shelter in the time of storm


Success for the plans He gives us


Victory over obstacles and opposition


Vindication before accusers 


Wisdom when we call upon Him 




These are just a few of the promises God has given us in His Word. These are the stars God has given us to count. 


God told Abraham to count the stars even when he could see no stars. And God tells you and me to count the stars of His promises—even when the night is starless.




What are the stars God is telling you to count today? What promises is He asking you to remember? You may not be able to see those stars in the darkness of your circumstances, but like Abraham, you can count them with eyes of faith.