God Keeps His Promises!
“Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.” Genesis 21:2
When Abraham was 75, God promised to bless him with a son. God reaffirmed that promise several times. However, as time passed, Abraham must have wondered: Will it ever happen? God assured Abraham that his servant Eliezar was not part of His plan to bless Abraham. Nor was Ishmael. Still, more time passed with no son.
No doubt, Abraham’s, and especially Sarah’s, heart wrenched with every thought of the unfulfilled promise: This is humanly impossible! God responded: “You’re right, Abraham. This is humanly impossible. But is anything impossible with Me?” Within the year, when Abraham was 100 years old, Sarah gave birth to a son, just as God had promised (Hebrews 11:11). God always keeps His promises.
Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
God keeps His promises at the times which He sets. God is not a man that He should lie or fail His promises; whatever He says He will do, believe and anticipate for it because He will surely do it. What do you do while you are waiting for God to fulfill a promise? Remember, God is faithful. To be anything else would be against His character. He doesn’t change or manipulate words, and believing and having a strong faith like Abraham is the requirement for the manifestation of His words and promises.
However, what we do while we wait reveals what we believe to be true about God’s character. Do you trust Him to keep His promises? Do you believe it will happen once He says it? Or rather, when it’s getting late, do you still expect the manifestation of His promise? What I will tell you is to be faith-filled because God is faithful. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
1. Father, make my heart perfect toward you, so I will believe your promises and respond in faith and patience.
2. Jeremiah 30:17: May the Lord restore your health and heal your wound so that you may live long and prosper in Jesus’ name. Amen.