According to the dictionary, a promise is “a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.” How can we be sure that God will do what He said he would do? What kind of assurance do we have that God will keep His promises? The bible says that “God is not a man that He should lie” (Num 23: 19). Every promise that God has made will come to pass (Joshua 21: 44).
When someone makes a promise, there are three simple things we must always consider in order to determine whether or not we can hold this person to their promises: a) Their ability to keep the promise, b) Their willingness to do it, and c) Their history with promises. We serve a God who is both able (2 Timothy 1: 12) and willing (Matthew 1: 1 – 4). More importantly, we serve a God with a long history of making and keeping promises, not only in the Bible but also in our own lives. I believe if we take the time to count our blessings, write them down, we will realize tha
t God has been true in his promises in our lives all along. Therefore, we can rest assured that God will continue to deliver on all his promises. It is my prayer that God’s promises will keep on transforming our lives while strengthening our faith in order to eradicate all fear and anxiety. God does want us to be cautious, He does want us to be alert and vigilant, but he does not want us to live in fear. God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love (2 Tim 1: 7). Let us continue to stand on the promises of God.
Grace, Peace, and Love