Trusting God's Promises


Not one of all the Lord's good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. Joshua 21:45

I need to know this today.  

Not one good promise failed.

Yet, it took time.  I'm not sure the number of years that had passed from the time the promises were made to Abraham and to his grandson, Jacob (Israel).  I know many generations had passed.  There were a lot of intervening events. But God kept His promises.  They Israelites were settled restfully in their new home.

As I seek out promises in Scripture, I run across some where I wonder how they can possibly come true in my life.

I think of Isaiah 40:31 - one of my favorite verses, yet one that sometimes seems further and further away from what could possibly be true for me now.

"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."




They all sound impossible.

Yet, I know that God keeps His promises.

And I must hold up my part of this promise.

"Those who hope in the Lord."

Once again, I see God telling me not to give up hope. He gives me reason to hope.  Reason to cling to those promises and not give up.

So while I do know that God keeps His promises - what I don't know is the "when" part.  As I realize how much time passed before the Israelites were settled in their land, I realize that these are not "here and now" promises.

At least not physically.

But nothing can stop my spirit from soaring.  I can "run to God" whenever I need Him.  I am able to "walk with Him" during all of this journey called life as long as I continue to hope in Him.

I guess, when I stop to think about it, that promise has already come true.

While I may be trapped in this body that fails to cooperate like I want it to - nothing can constrain my spirit as I run to Him day after day.  

Let nothing hold you back either, dear reader.

Run to Him today.

Father God, Thank you that you do, indeed, keep each and every promise that has been made to us.  As we cling to Your word, help to remember that not one of Your good promises will fail.  Amen and amen.


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