There are many definitions of the word promise. A verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future. Word of honor. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation. How many times have someone made one to you and didn’t keep it? How many times have you done the same? Now, being real – I’m sure we all have experienced this. If you haven’t, I would like to meet you! A promise sometimes is hard to keep. We even make promises to the Lord and still struggle, not keeping them at times. To trust, obey, and depend on Him, to show Him love every day, to disciple and lead others to Him, to praise and worship Him with our total being, giving Him all of the glory and not letting our flesh be glorified. But He still loves us and gives us chance after chance. One thing we can be sure of is that we can always count on Him.
There are many that God made in His word too, and you can be guaranteed that He will come through for you. He keeps His word! A few of them are the promise of Blessing (Ezekiel 34:26, Malachi 3:10), Comfort (Isaiah 40:1, 51:3, Matthew 5:4), Deliverance (Joel 2:32, Daniel 3:17, 2 Peter 2:9,), Healing (Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 4:23-24), Help (Psalm 46:1, Isaiah 41:10), The Holy Spirit (John 14:16-26, Acts 1:4-8), Joy (Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 30:5, Psalm 126:1-3, John 15:11), Peace (Isaiah 26:3, John 16:33), Sanctification (1 Corinthians 6:11), Victory (1 Corinthians 15:55-58), to Never Leave nor Forsake Us (Hebrews 13:5), and the one with much power – The Rain, The Harvest, The Years that the various Locusts has eaten, and the Spirit of the Lord! (Joel 2:21-29).
The only way we are going to fully experience and walk in the promises of God is if we continue to love Him, keep ours that we’ve made and continue to make to Him, don’t give up, wait on Him, and believe and trust that every word He says is true. He has also declared individual promises to each of us and they will come according to His will. Just hold on, it will be fulfilled. Lord, you are my God. I honor you and praise you, because you have done amazing things. You have always done what you said you would do; you have done what you planned long ago.
Scripture of the Day: “Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” – Isaiah 25:1
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