God is Faithful to His Promises, God is Faithful to His Word. It’s up to God!
Bible Verse of the Day:
Numbers 23:19, NLT God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
God is faithful to His Promises ~ It’s not up to them, It’s up to God!
A little while ago, the boys had been happily playing with their toys when they both decided they wanted to play pretend with Barney and Leapfrog, two of their favorite stuffed animals. The animals were both out of their reach that day, so they asked if I would get them (My 4yr old wanted Leapfrog, and my 2yr old wanted Barney).
No problem, I told them – just give me a few minutes while I finish up what I’m doing in the kitchen.
Then the squabbling started. “Mommy won’t give you Barney!” said my 4yr old to my 2yr old. “I’m going to get my Leap frog but you won’t get Barney!”
I chuckled when I heard that, thinking “says who?” I wasn’t worried however – my 2yr old is pretty good at standing up for himself so I smiled to myself, already imagining his confident retort – “Mommy’s gonna gimme Barney!”
So you can imagine my surprise when I heard my 2yr old crying, saying “No, I want Barney!” each time his brother taunted him. I call out to him in reassurance – “Don’t worry, just give me a few minutes, I’ll come get you your Barney ok?!” And to his brother – “Stop teasing your little brother!” My little guy is quiet for a minute, until my 4yr old starts teasing him again – “You’re not gonna get Barney! You won’t play with Barney today! Mommy won’t give you Barney!” And then the crying starts again.
I wondered why he would believe his brother over me. Didn’t he know his brother didn’t get to decide whether or not he got Barney? Had he forgotten so quickly that I was the mom? That I got to decide? This was definitely not the first time I had told him to give me a little bit of time before getting him something he wanted. He must know by now that when I say I’ll get him Barney, I will get him Barney… so why on earth was he getting so upset by his brother’s taunts?
Why couldn’t he just wait patiently for me to finish up in the kitchen?
And then I remembered that he was only 2yrs old – He really is still a baby and you can expect such from babies sometimes :). I couldn’t help but wonder how God must feel when we act this way though. When we act like we don’t know who he is. When by our actions we seem to have forgotten our history with him.
I remembered this story last night when I started doubting something that I know God placed in my heart. When in a way I started acting like it was up to others, or up to me, momentarily forgetting that it is always up to God! And God’s word will never, ever fail. Yes, God’s word stands firm, God’s word stands forever!
Please join me in always remembering that God’s word is forever settled – God is forever faithful to his promises. It’s not up to the devil, it’s not up to others, it’s not up to us (although we should of course play our own parts in fulfilling God’s word)… but ultimately, please remember: God is faithful to His Promises. God is faithful to His Word. It’s not up to them, It’s up to God!
Dear Friends, if God has placed something in your heart, stick with it – don’t worry about what anyone else says or does, or about what circumstances are currently telling you. Stay where God has placed you, do your part, and don’t believe any lies. Don’t get upset and leave your position, please – let God fulfill his word in his own time! This also reminded me of the song – “Forever O Lord, thy word is settled, in heaven, it is settled!”
Here are some more scriptures to remind us that God is faithful to his promises.
Yes, God is faithful to his word!
Psalm 119: 89-90 Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.
Psalm 25:3 NIV No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame.
Jeremiah 17:7, NLT But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
Thank you Dearest Father, because you are always faithful! Thank you for being so patient with us… Even in the times when we should know better, when we sometimes act like babies, you are always there to reassure us, to remind us of God’s unfailing love, your steadfast word, and your faithfulness. May we always have unshakable confidence in you!
“God is faithful to His Promises” was originally written by Bomi Jolly in December, 2009.
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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