Joy in God’s unbroken promises
In the Word
The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. Psalm 145:13b
Of the Word
“I will. Yes, sir. Tomorrow I will get it done.” “Yes, Johnny, I will read to you just as soon as I finish this.” “Yes, Doctor, I’ll start exercising tomorrow.” Everyone has made promises such as these only to break them. God makes promises too, but He always keeps them. When Noah and his family left the ark, God spread His rainbow across the sky, a reminder of His everlasting covenant. (Genesis 9:12–16) He promised to be with Moses and the Israelites as they fled from Egypt. The pillars of cloud and fire were constant reminders of His presence. (Exodus 13 and 14)
Knowing that He has kept His promises in the past assures us that His promises are just as certain today. With the psalmist we can say, For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe … (Psalm 27:5a). And God’s best promise of all is this: Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life (Revelation 2:10b). As we see God’s promises unfold before us, we can look forward and say with faith-filled hearts, “The best is yet to come.”
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, forgive me for doubting Your promises. Help me to remember that You are faithful and always keep Your promises. I look forward to being with You in heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.