STANDING ON GOD’S PROMISES

“As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No….but in Him it is always yes.” 2 Corinthians 1:19

Ever had a friend break a promise? The check doesn’t come, the repairman doesn’t show, your date doesn’t call? Count on it, people will let you down. But God won’t, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

Knowing that enables you to keep walking by faith while you wait for them to be fulfilled. James MacDonald says: “It’s the not-knowing that crushes us. We doubt…worry… despair…falter and fail…If we knew how this was going to play out we’d be okay. We can take a bad day…month…year…or decade…as long as we know how it ends. A health crisis…a question about your marriage…uncertainty over a child…we all have areas we need to hold on to what God said…He knows what He promised, He can’t lie, and He can’t forget. He’ll deliver on time. Who else can make a promise like that? Now I wish I could tell you it always figures out perfectly in our lifetime, but I’d be lying…You can’t make sense of God’s promises with this life only. You must factor in the reality of eternity…Eternity brings it all together…eternal life…and the assurance of heaven are what make His promises so precious.”

Victor Frankl, who survived the horrors of the Holocaust, said, “A weak faith is weakened by predicaments and catastrophes, whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.”

A Sunday school class was memorizing Psalm 23 and little Tommy couldn’t get beyond the first verse. On the big day he stepped up to the microphone, grinned at the audience and announced, “The Lord is my Shepherd – and that’s all I know!” And it’s all you need to know for now.

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Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.

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