Friday, March 18, 2016

March 19, 2016

"So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the Lord gave all their enemies into their hands. Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled." Joshua 21:43-45

Have you ever made a promise that you didn't keep? Perhaps there was a change of circumstances that was beyond your control that prevented you from delivering on your commitment. But nevertheless, you broke your promise.It made you feel terrible and deeply disappointed the person you had promised.

Remember how bad that felt?

Remember the look of disappointment in the eyes of the person you failed?

Can you recall a time someone failed to keep a promise to you? They gave you reason to be hopeful and then dashed your hopes. Remember how that felt?

Was there ever a time when you made a promise to God but failed to deliver on it?

How did that feel?

What happened next time you wanted to make a promise to God?

Let me ask one more question, has God ever broken a promise to you?

He never has broken a promise to me either.

According to Joshua, God never broke one promise to His people in Egypt, nor in the wilderness or in Canaan.

God never has broken a promise and He never will. In fact, He can't break a promise. He is a promise-keeping covenant-fulfilling God!

You can trust a God like that!

You should trust a God like that!

Will you trust Him?