Dear Church Family,
Many of you have experienced broken promises. On the front end, a promise sparks hope and expectation. However, when that promise is broken it leaves you feeling discouraged and hopeless. Unfortunately, we don’t keep all our promises. We break our promises for a variety of reasons. Maybe we thought we could fulfill the promise but we lacked the ability. Maybe we simply failed to keep our promise. Broken promises lead to broken trust which leads to broken relationships.
Aren’t you glad that God keeps His promises! He is both able and willing to fulfill His promises. Listen to what the Apostle Peter says in 2 Peter 1:3-4:
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.”
I want to encourage you with several of the promises of God for those who have faith in Jesus.
“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:29-31
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” - Jeremiah 29:11
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” - Matthew 11:28-29
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” - John 14:27
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:19
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 6:23
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 8:38-39
“if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” - Romans 10:9
As the hymn says,
Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
If we are going to live for and represent Christ to the world, our foundation must be securely fastened to the promises of God.
Pastor Ron Jones