Confidence in God’s Promises
The second verse of the hymn “Standing on the Promises” begins with the words, “Standing on the promises that cannot fail.” Is it true of us that live in full reliance on the promises of God? How often do we depend completely on God’s promises instead of relying partly on our reason and ability? The book of Joshua is a wonderful reminder that God always keeps His promises and, therefore, we can have confidence in God’s Promises.
God’s promises are faithful. The promises of man are not always faithful. Sometimes people make promises they never intend to keep. Occasionally people over-commit and make promises they cannot keep. Then there are times that people simply forget their promises. God never lies, will never forget, and can do everything He promises He will do.
God’s promises are good because God is good. Whatever God does in our life, it is for our benefit. Our circumstances may be painful, but we can always rely on God to use everything that we experience to improve us so that the result is greater blessing for us and greater glory for God.
God’s promises are timely. Often our greatest struggle is to be patient as we await the fulfillment of God’s promises. Remember, God not only knows what is best, but He also knows when is best.
It is up to us to take God at His word, walk by faith, and live in obedience to Him. If we are going to experience God’s best for our lives, then we must not doubt God’s unfailing promises.