He Says Yes!

And He means it.

For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (NLT)

January.  A month filled with promise because we mark it as the beginning of a new year.  New chances.  New changes.  New commitments.  But as the calendar flips to February, do we rejoice because of promises kept or do we mourn the fact that promises have been broken?

Although others might let us down and we might also disappoint them or ourselves, we can stand firm in the knowledge that our God never will.

I have to admit, however, there have been times in my life when people or circumstances made my faith waiver.  Would God really come through this time?  What if God doesn’t answer my prayers the way I want him to?  Why did he let this thing happen in the first place?

How am I to respond in these moments?

  • With continued trust in his promises because his unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him (Psalm 32:10).
  • With the belief that he is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does (Psalm 145:13).
  • With quiet expectation because my hope is in him (Psalm 62:5).

Oh, put God to the test and see how kind he is! See for yourself the way his mercies shower down on all who trust in him. Psalm 34:8 (MSG)

Yes, God has made us many promises and Yes, God is a Promise Keeper.

 

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About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, with one son-in-love. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in Schertz, located at the crossroads of Texas, just northeast of San Antonio.
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