Do you remember the times when you were a child and people would make promises to you and you’d believe them, every single word? If someone told you “I will come home in 5 minutes” you would believe them with all of your heart, never wavering, you wouldn’t even consider the impossibilities or how, you just believed that no matter what, that person had a way figured out that in five minutes, they’d be there.
Now, do you remember the first time you were disappointed? How heartbroken you felt… You probably wondered how a person you loved and believed so much would lie to you… Even if it was something small, it was still important to you.
Humans disappoint us so often, and I mean so often.
Talk has become so cheap… Because of all of this, it becomes hard to believe and hard to trust after experiencing heartbreak the first time. There is no time when you can know that someone is deceiving you with their words. There’s no time when you can know that someone does not mean what they say from their heart.
I guess it’s unavoidable. But it leaves us in a place of not being able to trust and not being able to be secure in someone’s word. And then after all of that, it translates to God where we sometimes wonder if what He says is true.
The cool thing about God though, is He never says “here, these are my promises, believe. Oh you of little faith, you don’t believe.” I was shocked at how many times in the Bible that God reassures us that His promises are true.
He actually wants to convince us that He is telling the truth and that His word is true.
He knew that one day man would fall and would betray Him, so He made sure we knew that He is not like us,that He should lie.
Here are some Bible verses where He assures us and convinces us of this:
“God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and will he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.”(Numbers 23:19, 20 ASV)
“For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself.” (Hebrews 6:13 ASV)
“For how many soever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20 ASV)
God’s promises were written so that we would believe and place our confidence and trust in Him, the only one who is able to keep all of His words towards us. Read the Bible today and place your faith in God’s promises for your life.
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