Promises, Promises…

When I was little girl my friends and I would often say to each other: ‘Promise?’ An expectation that whatever we just told each other, we would follow through. Little girl years are a great learning ground for life – not all promises are kept.

Isn’t it what we’re all looking for – a sure thing, those who don’t let us down…a real promise keeper? Marriages dissolve, commitment broken. Friendships fizzle, faithfulness deserted. Employers disappoint, retirement plans dissolve. Even parents – abuse alcohol, abandon children, put ‘stuff’ before them. It’s hard in our world to trust anyone will keep their promise.

So what’s a girl (or a guy) to do? “The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.” (Psalm 145:13b NIV)

It is true that God is faithful to His promises – but do we know it? Do we believe it? There’s only one way to be sure. Know HIs Word, know His heart, know your Jesus. “Remember the wonders He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He pronounced.” because “He remembers His covenant forever.” (Psalm 105:5, 8a NIV)

This is why His Holy Spirit calls to our heart daily prompting us to open our Bible. Not because He will be faithful if we do, because He is faithful even if we don’t. But oh the promises we will know if we do. We will be sure, we will not come undone when the world does it’s best to undo us. Because we will have His promises as a sure foundation.

What are some of His promises? There are so many, where to begin? The promise to send a Savior – promise kept. The promise to never leave us or forsake us – promise kept. The promise of eternal life – already ours. All the promises of God are a done deal – we don’t have to wait expectantly, hoping that it might happen. Oh, and my favorite promise: someday no more tears, death, pain (Revelation 21:4)

Promises, promises – yes, Lord we want to know them. Saturate our hearts and minds with them. Help us recall them in our brokenness, to repeat them in the midst of another’s mess, to rest in them when the storms brew. Here’s our Promise Keeper: “He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” (2Corinthians 1:21-22 NIV)

 

6 Comments on “Promises, Promises…

  1. Your words are so true. When I’m feeling out of sorts, I open my Bible and His word speaks to me. Just this morning, I read Jeremiah 17 & 18, The Potter’s Wheel. Jeremiah 18, God is our maker. Those who love and serve Him enjoy His blessings! Thank you for sharing!

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    • Robin, oh how comforting to know our Promise Keeper will never let us down – I love Jeremiah 17:14 – He is the One we praise! Blessings Robin as you trust in His precious guarantee…

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  2. It’s so good to remember that His faithfulness doesn’t rely on ours. But, as you said so well, it’s important that we study and meditate on His Word so we our faith and trust can grow and we’ll experience the joy of knowing He always keeps His promises.

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  3. Love your reminder that His faithfulness isn’t dependent on ours. He’s so good to us. The original Promise Keeper — still keeping His promises even today and with every new generation of believers. What a blessing to call Him ours. — Hope you had a wonderful birthday, friend. 🙂 ((xoxo))

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