First time visiting? Welcome! I’d love to connect with you and keep in touch. For weekly updates & giveaways fill out the subscribe box in the right sidebar. For daily encouragement “Like” my page on Facebook and connect with me on Twitter. Are you good at keeping promises? Do you consider yourself a trustworthy person? Has someone broken a promise they made to you? Someone you thought was trustworthy. Someone who you believed in. I once heard a friend say, “Everyone is a millionaire when it comes to promises.” She had a creative way of suggesting that some people give out promises like a generous millionaire gives away dollar bills. Frequently. But what about keeping those promises? A promise or commitment isn’t worth anything if it is not fulfilled by the person making it. When I ask someone to keep a promise I’m taking a risk. I’m assuming this person is trustworthy. I’m being vulnerable. Broken promises hurt. They divide souls, wound deeply and bloom heartache. In this crazy world we live in, is there anyone we can completely trust? Someone who makes promises and actually keeps them?
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. Psalm 145:13b
In this verse, we discover 3 main truths:
- God makes promises to us. Many promises. And we can find them all in one beautiful place. Scripture. When God makes a promise; He fulfills it. There is no such thing as a broken promise from God.
- God is trustworthy. He is reliable, dependable and worthy of trusting. God will never go back His promises or turn His back on us. Trusting God might feel risky at times, but our true security can only be found in Him.
- God is faithful. Not just sometimes or when He wants to be. God is faithful in all He does. God’s is loyal and His love is constant. He is dedicated to us for all eternity. God is 100% devoted to His children and nothing will ever change that.
Let’s be honest. Life is challenging. People will disappoint us when we least expected. We may even fall short of keeping our promises to others at times. But this we can know for sure: God will never break His promises. God is completely trustworthy. God is eternally faithful. Will you take a moment now, reflect on the statement above and think of ways you can commit to keeping the good promises you’ve made to others. More importantly … the promises you’ve made to God. Today’s Prayer: Lord, thank you for always keeping Your promises and loving me even in those moments when I haven’t been faithful to You. Grow my faith and help me see You working in my life, so that I can come to know You more. Let my trust in You increase as I step out in faith. Help me to keep the promises I make to others. When others have broken promises, leaving my heart aching and my soul wounded, let me never forget that Your promises and devotion to me extends for all of eternity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen