“For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore, also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 NASB
Have you ever had a broken bone before? I have not, nor would I like the opportunity to experience one. However, I have experienced the pain of a broken promise many times in my life. They may not have caused damage on my skeletal structure, but the hurt of vows and commitments unfulfilled can do much damage. The rifts and fractures done to trust and faith in others can take a lot more than a few weeks to heal like a broken bone. The effects can last years or even a lifetime. Man is known to go back on our word, but God is not like man (Numbers 23:19).
Whatever our God purposes, He does. Whatever He has decreed, it will come to pass. His Word does not come back void (Isaiah 55:11). All of His commitments and promises to His children will always remain unbroken, and they are either fulfilled or will be. His infallible Word is filled with promises and His assurances of the fulfillment of these promises. He promises us peace that surpasses understanding and a peace that Christ leaves with us always (Philippians 4:7; John 14:27). He promises a love that endures forever, that will not fail, and that is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5.). His goodness is promised to us, for He is good, and His love endures throughout eternity (Psalm 106:1). He promises forgiveness to those who acknowledge their sin against Him, and seek Him for forgiveness (1 John 1:9). He promises eternal salvation for those who turn to His Son and believe in His finished work on the cross (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10). He promises to complete the work He has begun in His children, and He promises that work will be completed through their sanctification, for it is His will (Philippians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:3 ). He promises to fellowship with us and grant us fellowship in the sweet union of the Triune God (John 14:23). He promises that we have a steadfast hope—Christ—who is steady and unmoving despite our circumstances (Hebrews 6:19). He promises to fulfill His promise of our glorification, to bring us into our heavenly home, and to worship and live with Him forever and ever (Romans 8:30).
From the old covenant to the new, God’s vows to glorify Himself are sure. And we, as His chosen remnant, receive the benefits of that glory. We are washed, we are new, we are loved, and we are accepted. These are not promises the world receives but only for those who are chosen by the Father, purchased by the Son, and sealed by the Spirit. For every doubt, there is surety. For every concern, there is comfort. For every possible trouble, there is a terrific promise from God. Remember sisters: in Christ, all of His promises are yes and always amen. Praise be to God!
Father God, You are beyond comprehension. From first to last, from beginning to end, Your word and your will remains. Thank You for the foundation sure in Christ and the guarantee of the Spirit that will never leave us or forsake us. When the flesh, the world, or the enemy provoke us to believe lies, help us to remember Your truth and promises. We need You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.
What promises of our God are you holding onto that apply to your situation or struggle? Remember who God is, what He has said, and who you are in Christ. That is truth.