The Promises Of God

Promises….
Have you ever had the experience of someone breaking a promise? More than likely you have. It stinks. It can cause you to begin to doubt people. You don’t trust anyone.
Well, the Bible is filled with promises and, we can trust the Lord to honor His promises.   One of them is found in Psalms 37:25. There the Psalmist says, “Once I was young and now I am old but I have never the Godly abandoned or their children begging bread.”
Think about that verse… “I have never seen the Godly abandoned…” The Psalmist isn’t saying we won’t go through adversity because we will. He isn’t saying the Christian is insulated from the world. We will face adversity. But, He promises to never abandon us.
Then, the Psalmist adds, “… or their children begging bread.” So, the Psalmist is saying that in his long life, he has never seen Godly people abandoned or their children begging bread.” In other words, God takes care of us.
Now again… he’s not saying that Christians won’t suffer. He’s not saying we can eat steak and shrimp eery night. But He is saying He will take care of us.
Maybe you are struggling right now to believe God. You won’t too but, things are getting tough. I understand. But, we can trust the Lord. We may eat sandwiches for a few days. We may even eat vegetables that someone gives us from their garden but… God will take care of us.
Right now, we are driving an old Chevy blazer. The thing is in bad shape. It rattles. When it rains, it leaks some around the driver’s side door. Lots of lights are lit up on the dashboard. But…. it gets us to work and back.
Today, if you are struggling to believe the promises of God, hopefully you can set your skepticism aside.
There is an old hymn that we used to sing in church that went like this;
“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.
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of Christ my Savior.
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.”

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