“God will keep His promises to me. I do not have to fight for my way, for my advantage.”
We can count on God keeping His promises because God can do no other than keep His Word. 2 Timothy 2:13 reads,
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.”
Applying this truth can be challenging, because we often aren’t sure what He has promised, much less what we need. Many things we’d like, though they may be good, are not part of His plan, which is always to transform us – code for living by faith, learning obedience through suffering and counting trials as joy. Not the easiest.
One of God’s compound names, Jehovah-Jireh, “our provider”, was revealed in the greatest crisis of Abraham’s life. He had already learned this truth, evident in his willingness to give Lot the best land and again in his answer to Isaac, “God will provide the lamb.” (Genesis 22:8)
Jireh is a transliteration of the Hebrew verb ‘’to see.” God, as the only One who eternally knows the end from the beginning, is able to see and foresee. Having foreknowledge of our sin, He provided redemption. God’s foreknowledge will be followed by appropriate provision. God will provide what we need, but we need to trust Him.
2 Corinthians 1:20 says,
“For as many as may be the promises of God, in Him they are yes.”
If God has promised it, He will do it. We sometimes think He is saying
something we want to hear, but He is not. That’s why surrendering to His sovereignty, knowing His Word and learning to recognize His voice is crucial. “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will bring it to pass.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
Stephanie Hayes has been part of the Lake Forest and Highland Park campuses for 6+ years, involved in prayer and global outreach.
Thank You LORD, that You are trustworthy, that You are surely at work in my life to bring about Your good purposes, as I believe and obey You in the power of Your Spirit.