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His Promises

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His Promises


Dr. Donald Gray Barnhouse – A preacher of an earlier day, live with his family in France during his student days. On their dinner table sat a little promise book that held about 200 promises from the bible which was read each day at meal time


One day Dr. Barnhouse had the opportunity to lead a French girl to Christ. She often came to the Barnhouse home and saw the family reading these verses. Unable to find one she made her own out of slips of paper. During WWII she found herself in distress with no food available except potato peelings from a restraint, her children were emaciated and their clothing were mere rags. In desperation she turned to her promise box and cried O Lord is there a promise that I can have in this time of distress, famine, nakedness & peril? Blinded by her tears she reached for her promise box and knocked it over and the promise papers showered down around her, upon her lap and floor. Not one was left in the box. Suddenly she realized that it was not just one promise that was available to her but all of God’s promises were hers. Joy & strength returned to her life. She was able to trust His sufficiency in the hour of her greatest need.


All his promises are ours

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