Have you ever made a promise that you failed to keep? I'm sure that most, if not all of us have at one time or another. Maybe we've promised something to someone as a "reward" for services performed, or maybe just promised a friend going through a tough time that we would always be there for them. Unfortunately, we too often fall short of our promises to ourselves, to others and to God.
I am grateful however, that there is one person whose promises never fail me. Can we really call God a person? Yes and no to that one, but let's not get technical here. I keep pressing in this life through good time and bad "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;" (Titus 1:2). Isn't it amazing that God's promises stand the test of time? Not just a few days or years, but thousands of years!
What kind of promise are you seeking today? God has it for you in His word.
- Financial trouble? Matthew 6:31-33
- Worried? Isaiah 26:3
- Lonely? Hebrews 13:5, John 14:18
- Depressed? Psalm 30:5, 1 Peter 4:12-13
- Suffering? Psalm 138:7, Isaiah 43:2
Obviously, these are just a few of God's promises in just a handful of circumstances. Whatever your issue, God has an answer - a promise that will never fail. All we have to do is hang on to that promise for dear life. What are some of your favorite promises from God?
If you don't have a book of bible promises, you can buy one very inexpensively at any Christian bookstore. They come in handy for quick reference for yourself personally as well as for helping someone else in need.