Someone once said that promises are made to be broken. Sadly, we live in a society where many people believe this is true. Promises are made, promises are broken, and people end up hurt. Aren’t you glad that God doesn’t operate that way? We never have to put a guard around our heart lest He disappoint us because God always keeps His promises.
Psalm 12:6 says, “The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.” Sometimes those promises don’t come to pass as quickly as we wish. When they finally come true, they might look different than we’d hoped. They might come with a condition that we have to fulfill first.
Regardless, God will never make a promise and then forget to honor it. He’ll never commit to doing something and then procrastinate or fail to follow through. God always keeps His word.
Here are five promises on which we can relay with certainty when facing uncertainty.
- “…Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20 NIV)
We are not alone even when we feel lonely because God’s presence—through the indwelling Holy Spirit—goes with us everywhere, day and night.
- “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” (Romans 8:26 NLT)
What a relief to know the Holy Spirit covers our concerns when we haven’t got a clue how to put them into words.
- “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (Romans 8:37 NLT)
The One who conquered death works in us to conquer all things that stand against us.
- “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”(John 14:27 NLT)
Jesus –the Prince of Peace—has provided a gift that money can’t buy, and He even gives instructions so we can maximize it. (Philippians 4:6-7)
- “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” (Revelation 21:4 NLT)
Heaven. I can only imagine.
God will always keep His promises. Which one of the five listed above is most relevant to you today?
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