Depending On a Sure Thing
Promises are something we make and sometimes break. Promises are what we hold on to that keep us going, and what we doubt as we let them slip away - stalled by fear of failure. When we make promises we usually make them with every intention of trying our best to be true to our word. Perhaps we strive so hard to keep them because we remember how much broken promises hurt. God’s Word is jammed pack full of promises that God has made to us which give us hope to keep on going even when someone hurts us by breaking a promise. God does not break promises. He keeps His Word always. When we hold on to His promises we have the strength and the courage not to be stalled by fear of failure. In Isaiah 26:3-4 we find a great promise, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.” Perfect peace, now that is a great promise and something I am sure we all long for. In The MESSAGE version the verses read like this, “People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet because they keep at it and don't quit.” Depend on GOD and keep at it because in the LORD GOD you have a sure thing. How many sure things do you have in your life that you can depend on? With the knowledge that even our next breath isn’t promised, it is great to know we have the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Savior. Keep your mind on Christ always. Trust Him. He is the only Sure Thing we have that we can depend on forever.