Read: “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” Hebrews 6:19
Do you remember the first promise you ever made? Your first pinky swear? The first time you “crossed your heart and hoped to die?” Even as kids, we understood the weight of a promise, and we see two incredible promises in the story of Abraham. God told Abraham and his wife, Sarah, that they would have a son – even in their old age – and they did (Genesis 17:16). They saw that promise come to fruition. But what about God’s other promise – that he would, through Abraham’s descendants, make him into a great nation (Genesis 12:2)? Could Abraham have faith in a promise that would outlive him?
Yes, because he trusted more than the promise; he trusted the Promise-Maker. Scripture is literally page after page of kept promises. God told Noah that a great flood would cover the earth, and it did. God told the prophet, Isaiah, that Jesus, the Savior of the world, would arrive as a baby in Bethlehem, and He did. Today’s scripture teaches us that trusting in God’s promises draws us closer to Him. After all, where do you run when things fall apart? To someone you trust – someone who has proven faithful in the past and will be faithful again.
God wants to be our trusted Friend. He has given us overwhelming evidence that He is a Promise-Keeper, and when we rest in His promises, we are honoring Him for what He’s already done and is yet to do. God kept His promises to Abraham, and He’ll keep His promises to you. Why not trust Him with your life?
Do: Recount the promises that God has made to you. Remember all the times He has come through. Thank God for His faithfulness, and if you’re between promises right now, ask Him to give you the patience you need for those yet-to-be-fulfilled.