“The promises of God are to the believer an ‘inexhaustible mine of wealth’. Happy is it for him if he knows how to search out their secret veins and enrich himself with their hidden treasures. They are an ‘armory’, containing all manner of offensive and defensive weapons. Blessed is he who has learned to enter into the sacred arsenal, to put on the breastplate and the helmet, and to lay his hand to the spear and to the sword. They are a ‘pharmacy’, in which the believer will find all manner of restoratives and blessed elixirs…blessed is he who is well skilled in heavenly pharmacy and knows how to lay hold on the healing virtues of the promises of God.” – Charles Spurgeon.
Did you ever stay up late watching an infomercial about a boat made of tape, a knife sharp enough to cut through a soda can, or an exercise machine that promises you the fitness results you’ve always wanted? We are typically skeptical, but something in us, says, “Hmm, maybe I’ll give it a try.” Maybe it’s the features and benefits. Or the low price. Or the money-back guarantee. So you placed the order and found yourself in some cases owning something that doesn’t live up to the promises. Fortunately, God does live up to His promises.
Remember when the people of God were slaves in Egypt. They were oppressed, weak, and helpless but God promised that He would rescue them and give them a land of their own. So, He raised up leaders like Moses and in miraculous and surprising ways led their escape from Pharaoh’s reign. He continued to care and provide for the people as they wandered in the desert by giving them food and water, causing them to win battles, and continually leading them to their promised land.
What does this mean for us today? God has made promises to us, and He keeps them. There are too many to list in this short devotional. We know from historical and current evidence that the promises of God are sure. “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.” – 2 Peter 1:4. God keeps His promises so now what? Do we keep these promises hidden for some future date? Do we set them on some shelf to collect dust waiting for us to get around to experiencing them?
God’s promises require faith. We must trust in God and believe He’ll follow through on his promises. In fact, experiencing His promises to the extent God intends for you requires trust. Philippians 4:19 says, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” God promises to supply every need of yours.” His promises are sure.
So when you see storms on the horizon, do not be afraid. Hold fast to God, dig in deeper in prayer, study His word, and trust in His promises.
1. What are you trusting God with today? Are you anxiously or patiently waiting for God to fulfill His promises?
2. We can trust God, no matter how impossible the circumstances, because God always keeps His promises. Agree or disagree and why?