Devotional: Take to Heart – He Keeps His Promises
In our world, the word “promise” has left us jaded and given us a tainted view of what the word really means – a solemn oath, vow, or declaration about the future. We have a tainted view because of broken promises made to us. Whether it be through false political promises, broken marriage vows, or breaches of trust from parents or authority figures, we feel let down, and find it difficult to trust a promise that has been made. But God is not like that. When it comes to promises, God is as far from humanity as the east is from the west. As Charles Spurgeon said, “In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises.”
Questions for Meditation
- What is a time that you felt let down from a promise? Are there any promises that God has made to you? What do you believe about those promises today?
- What is God’s promise to us from Revelation 1:12-20, 2:1?
- What does it mean for us to know that we are in God’s hands? How can we see our lives different in light of that?
- Has there ever been a time where you felt like you might be drowning? Did hindsight give you any perspective on what God may have been doing in that season?
- What happens when we forget that we’re in His hands?
- What does it mean when we say He’s in our midst?
- Why does God love the Church so much? What is important about that for us to know today?