“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.“ – Joshua 21:45.
Few things are more comforting than knowing and believing that God is at work in our lives. That comfort is not a result of anything we do but in a God whose promises never fail. Joshua 21:45 clarifies: “Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.” Joshua tells us that not even one of God’s promises was left unfulfilled…not even one.
The question is whether we underestimate and take for granted the remarkable gift of God’s promises. God’s promises are not empty words, nor are they distant or detached. They are personal and transformative and give us hope and become an anchor in the storms of life. In times of uncertainty, we can cling to the promises of His presence and His guiding hand. In moments of doubt, we can find reassurance in the promises of His unconditional love and unending grace. And the good news is the promises of God are not for select people but are accessible to all believers. D. L. Moody said, “God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”
And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge” (2 Peter 1:4-5).
It is not enough to possess knowledge of His promises; we must have unwavering trust in them and allow them to guide our every step. In the Bible, we encounter men and women who demonstrated faith in claiming God’s promises. One example is the story of Abraham. Despite his old age, he believed in God’s promise of descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky (Genesis 15:5). Abraham’s faith moved him to action, and he became known as the father of many nations. Similarly, we are called to trust in the faithfulness of our Heavenly Father and step out in faith and trust His promises.
The Bible’s promises have always been and always will be trustworthy. We can count on them. Don’t allow the times when you are discouraged or experiencing setbacks in your life make you give up on God’s promises for you. Even if you do not see what God is doing, He is active behind the scenes. He is there, and He will fulfill His promises.
- We can trust God, no matter how impossible the situation, because God always keeps His promises. Agree or disagree and why?
- If you completely accepted God’s promises, how would that change how you look at fear?