Promises

May 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

PromisesPromises God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19 ESV
 
I can count on two hands the number of times promises or commitments were broken in the last few weeks. Something in the air? What is it all about? I think it is just a season that God is allowing me to experience. We all have our faults and shortcomings. No one is perfect, least of all me, and I believe He is showing me that I need to have more forgiveness and tolerance in this heart of mine.

I have noticed that there is not much thought towards displaying courtesy and graciousness anymore and they have been replaced with selfishness and self-centeredness. I have made commitments many times and when the event comes, I would rather stay home, and do what I want. But I have given my word. Our word is all we have to give and once it is broken, it isn’t valued anymore. Putting too much faith into the wrong place will always spring forth like a fountain of disappointment. 

When disappointments come about from broken promises, we feel hurt.  Social media, Facebook in particular, makes us believe we can find justice for our hurt feelings by “unfriending” a friend and it’s over. And, many people do that. It’s been done to me. But whoa, not so easy. Friendships and relationships cannot come and go with the push of a button. We fool ourselves if we think that is an effective solution to the problem. Trying to show some forgiveness is the better way because we may be in need of it ourselves one day.

But the one that doesn’t break his word is our Father. The Bible is filled with promises for us to lean on, to believe in and count on.  You see, that is the beauty of God and His promises. He says we are His priority. Nothing can come between us, He doesn’t change His mind at the last moment leaving us in disappointment. His words and promises are everlasting.  Our Father is the role model for living an honorable life. It is said that we should keep every promise we make and only make promises we can keep.


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