Here’s this week’s Praise Thursday devotional from Elevation Worship!
We’ve all made empty promises. Despite our best efforts, we’re still human. And as humans, there are times when things are simply out of our control. Thankfully, this never happens with God. Since the beginning of time, He’s not just been a God who makes promises. He’s a God who keeps them. It’s who He is. What He speaks, happens.
Even before the beginning of time, He spoke into the nothingness, and time, space, and matter were brought into existence. He called forth light, and it broke out of the darkness. He breathed into the dust of the earth, and brought forth new life. And His promise keeping doesn’t stop with creation. God has continued making and keeping promises.
God promised Abraham he would be the father of many nations — and it happened.
God promised David he would one day be king of Israel — and he was.
God promised that one day a King of Kings would be born in Bethlehem — and Jesus’ birth fulfilled that promise and over 350 other promises made about Him.
Today, God continues to make promises to His people, and every promise that’s been made by God is “yes” in Christ. But just because God makes and keeps His promises doesn’t mean we will always experience their fullness in our lives. In order to inherit the promises of God, we have a responsibility to exercise our faith.
Even when our circumstances say otherwise. Even when our situations seem out of control. Even when our disbelief seems firmer than our faith, we must choose faith. Nothing can stop it. He is the God of the promise.
2nd Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him are yea and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Thanks for listening!
– Lilly and Hannah