God Is Behind the Promises



Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised; not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised through Moses His servant. — 1 Kings 8:56, NASB 


In God there is strength; in him there is power. If we would take hold of this strength and power, we must not cease our watchfulness and prayer for a moment. We are safe only when we feel our weakness, and cling with the grasp of faith to our mighty Deliverer. 

In the place of bearing your perplexities to a brother or a minister, take them to the Lord in prayer… Seek God for the wisdom that comes from above. Ask your fellow laborers to pray with you; and the Lord will fulfill his word, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst.” 

Promises are estimated by the truth of the one who makes them. Many men make promises only to break them, to mock the heart that trusted in them. Those who lean upon such men lean upon broken reeds. But God is behind the promises he makes. He is ever mindful of his covenant, and his truth endures to all generations. “Blessed be the Lord… there hath not failed one word of all his good promise…” 

The Lord is always the same. He keeps truth forever, and there is no unfaithfulness in him. We have confidence in our fellow men; then why are we so apt to distrust the promises of God? Christ declared that heaven and earth would pass away, but that not one word of God would fail. Why, then, do we not honor the Lord by believing his word, which is not yea and nay, but yea and amen in Christ Jesus? Why do we not come to our Heavenly Father as a little child comes to its earthly parent, and ask him for the things we need? Christ says: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” 

Let us not show distrust of his word; for he alone is to be depended on. He is “…the King of kings, and Lord of lords.” He has a mighty arm; strong is his hand, and high is his right hand. He is a mighty God, who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think. He is wonderful in counsel, the only wise God. If he is for us, who can be against us? “Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.” 

The Youth’s Instructor, February 15, 1900 


My Heavenly Father, I rest in the blessings of Your promises for they do not fail. You are faithful, O Lord, and I bring all my perplexities to You. Give me Your wisdom from above. In my weakness I ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit for I need spiritual strength. You are worthy of praise and I cling by faith to my mighty Deliverer!



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