When someone makes a promise, their words have an effect on the receiving party. When the head coach of your favorite football team says that he will lead the team to the Super Bowl, you start to feel excited. When your doctor prescribes a particular medication and promises you that it will help your sickness, you start to have hope that you will be cured. As human beings, we are highly dependent on the promises from others. However, we are all prone to break them.
The football team does not even make the playoffs, and the medicine does not cure us. Thus those promises are broken. We feel like that the coach’s and the doctor’s words were just placeholders in the air. Our faith in them was built so high that they lead us to the top of the mountain, but then cut the rope and left us falling. We feel disappointed as we experience our free fall and wonder how can we trust someone again. However, some promises consistently carry us up the mountain.
God has made many promises in his word. He promised Abraham that he was going to make him a great nation in Genesis 12. He promised the prophet Joel that he would pour out his spirit upon all flesh (Joel 2:28). He told his disciples that he will never leave them comfortless, but that he will come to them (John 14:18). Finally, he told us that heaven and earth shall pass away, but his word shall never pass away three times in Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, and Mark 13:31.
He never failed on his promises. Israel became a nation in 1948 and now has a population of around 8 million. In Acts 2, God poured out his spirit, and it is still available to us because Peter stated that this promise is for us, our children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call (Acts 2:39). He provided comfort through his spirit when Paul wrote 2 Timothy where he stated that God has not given the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Based on these events, we can conclude that he has stayed true to his word and that it will never pass away.
The purpose of Uplifting Growth is to provide writings that assist you as you grow deeper in your walk with God. The tagline of the site reads increasing in knowledge, love, and spirit. As you hear of God’s promises, you start to grow in knowledge. As you begin to remember his promises, your spirit will get stronger because your faith in him is rising. With your increased faith, you will grow in love by telling others of God’s promises and The Butterfly Effect will begin where they start to increase in knowledge, love, and spirit. As you go through life, keep his promises in your mind because they will never fade.