“It is the integrity of God’s character that makes it impossible for him to lie (Hebrews 6:18). That’s why we can, without wavering or any hesitation, hold tightly to God’s word because he is faithful and reliable in keeping his promise”(Hebrews 10:23; Numbers 23:19).
Have you ever made a promise and broke it? Has anyone made a promise to you and broken it? I am pretty sure there was or is a lot of hurt involved on both sides of the broken promise. It is because you and I are broken human sinners. We try to keep our promises, yet, somewhere in that promise, we fail the other person, ourselves, and God.
But, praise God, he is not like us! He keeps his promises, and he keeps them so well, that we can stand on them, believing he will not break his promises to us. Thinking about promises reminded me of the song, Standing on the Promises of God. I have included the song below:
1. 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.
Refrain: Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God, my Savior; Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.
2. Standing on the promises that cannot fail, when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, by the living Word of God I shall prevail, standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]
4. Standing on the promises I cannot fall, listening every moment to the Spirit’s call, Resting in my Savior as my all in all, standing on the promises of God. [Refrain]
John Piper writes, “The key that unlocks the treasure chest of God’s peace is faith in the promises of God”. When you become overwhelmed with life, relationships are strained, money is tight and your health is failing, turn to God’s promises and stand firm on them!