Have you ever had someone promise something that they didn’t keep? I suppose most of us, if not all of us have experienced that. When that happens… well, to use a common phrase heard today… it sucks. My wife has a substitute for that phrase; “it drinks through a straw.” 🙂
When someone promises something but doesn’t come through, it stings. It came make us angry. It can cause a person to be skeptical the rest of their lives.
It can cause people to not trust people.
Well, the plain truth of the matter is, the only person who will never let us down is God. People are people… we are all human and we are all flawed and people will disappoint us. But God never does.
Psalms 12:6 says, “The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.” The Lord’s promises are like silver refined in a furnace.
What has God promised us?
He has promised to supply all our needs, according to His riches in glory” (Phil. 4:19).
He has promised to “never leave us nor forsake us” (Heb. 13:5).
He has promised that “never height, nor depth, nor anything else will be able to separate us from the love of God” (Romans 8:38).
He has promised that He will forgive us if we ask (I John 1:9).
And the list could go on and on…
God’s promises are true. We can rest on them.
There is an old hymn that goes;
“Standing on the promises of Christ my king,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring.
Glory in the highest I will shout and sing.
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing, Standing, Standing on the promises of Christ my Savior.
Standing on the promises, Standing on the promises.
I’m standing on the promises of God.”