A broken promise. A shattered vow. They said they’d always be together but their hearts amiss untethered when they found another treasure.
Was it worth it?
Inwardly we birthed it. Inwardly we craved it. Temptation came invading vibrant hearts destined for breaking. Hearts always break when promises break.
I don’t want my heart to anchor itself in a promise made by anyone other than God. God is my fortress. He keeps His word.
“He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24
God does what He says He will do. You don’t have to ask yourself if He will come through or not. You don’t have to question if He wants to. He wants to. He is trustworthy in every promise He made to you.
Do you know the promises God made to you?
God upholds every word.
GOD promises to give you a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
GOD promises to provide for you in every way. (Matthew 7:11)
GOD promises to love you with passionate love forever. (Psalm 36:5, Song of Solomon 2:4)
GOD promises to satisfy all your needs. (Isaiah 58:11)
GOD promises to be with you everywhere. (Isaiah 43:2)
GOD promises to come back for you. (John 14:3)
GOD promises an eternal dwelling place for you. (Revelation 21:3)
God’s promises are 100% reliable.
“And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy.” Hebrews 10:23
When God makes a promise, He does so for a reason. There is a multi-layered blessing attached to that promise that affects everyone connected to it. God promised Abraham that he would be “the father of many nations” in order to bless the whole people of Israel in Genesis 17:5. God promised Noah that he would send the rain in Genesis 7:4 in order to cleanse the earth. God promised Moses he would liberate the Israelites from captivitity under Egypt in order to take them into the Promised Land in Exodus 3:8. God makes promises that change history. God makes promises that activate your future. God makes promises that foretell of things to come.
So, sometimes it’s hard to receive a promise from God because it is not immediate. You have to have faith in order to hold onto it. You have to have strength in order to keep believing because it will not manifest on the spot, but it will happen. That is why it’s called a promise. Promises take time. Promises are guaranteed of future provisions. Let the future have the time to manifest. Give it patience, and give it the process it needs. Would it be easier to not receive the promise and to just receive the miracle without any kind of warning or preparation from God to get you ready? No it wouldn’t. Because we need to strengthen our faith for what we are expecting to receive and we need to prepare ourselves for what we are going to receive also.
God makes promises so he can invite you into the process of its fruition.
Trust His process. Don’t anticipate based on what you see. Anticipate based on what God has said.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Consider it an honor to be made a promise from God. What a blessing that He would allow us to know what is going to take place before it happens. Then we can get excited for it and we can have an eager expectation for things to come. This fosters hope and keeps us cheerful that more joy is coming.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
God wants to give you His promises so that you do not lose hope in the waiting seasons.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” Hebrews 11:1-2
Your hope increases your faith. You are allowed to be hopeful. Then as you hope in the Lord and His promises, faith multiplies as a result. Let your hope to do the work. Hope is the engine of faith.
“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:18
Take heart, beloved people of God! The Lord is on your side and He will come through for you.
Your story is only about to get better and better.
Your life ascends to higher altitudes of His love and grace and joy when you trust in Jesus’ Lordship. He loves you and gave everything to prove His love is true. He has more to come for you. Your trials have only strengthened you. His promises are worth anticipating.
“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
1 Peter 5:10
God will restore you personally. Himself. He is a personal God and a intimate Savior. He is involved in every aspect of your life and He knows exactly what you have gone through, given up, sacrificed, lost, and grieved over. But after the season of suffering, there is an abundance of joy. Just as Jesus died on the cross and came back to life, we share in this “eternal glory” as 1 Peter 5:10 says. Thus, we also fellowship in His sufferings.
The apostle Paul said this about the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings when he endured persecution for the sake of the gospel…
“That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share His sufferings, becoming like im in His death.” Philippians 3:10
Sharing in Christ’s sufferings elevates you to experience the “power of His resurrection.”
Every follower of Jesus will experience this kind of persecution in a world where both good and evil spirits exist. Jesus said, ““If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first” in John 15:18. It’s not about you, it’s about Jesus in you. Jesus polarizes spirits to either follow Him or not. Thus, you will always stir a reaction in others wherever you go, whether you want to or not. Because Jesus will always live inside you. Those who love Him will love you. Those who worship Him will connect with you. Those who honor Him will want you in their lives. Those who seek Him will need you by their side. Jesus’ disciples were His best friends on earth. You will experience deep friendships with people who love the Lord because you have a united spirit.
Jesus promises that He will be with you “to the end of the age” in Matthew 28:20. Trust every word from His mouth. Trust every promise from His word. His lips are trustworthy and He loves to give you hope for what is to come. God is with us.
like the dew
on budding leaves
of fragrant fruit
like the moon
in starry skies
of night’s debut
Your love is constant
You are our God
we are Your Bride