Unlike Man, God Will Not Break Promises!

We trust words of mankind without question and doubt but often question and doubt the Word of God.  – Tangie T. Woods

Have you ever been hurt by broken promises? Did it leave your life with lasting negative side effects? Sometimes broken promises cut deep leaving a lifetime of pain. However, one must deal with side effects of broken promises to prevent everlasting pain and from moving forward in life. Easy said but nothing is impossible for our Lord and Savior. By His grace, I rose above very painful broken promises.

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Until my young adulthood, I harbored painful memories and hatred due to unfortunate situations transpired during my childhood. However, as I matured in the Word, I became a vessel that God could use and received a new life in Christ. Blessings did not stop there for He gave me a beautiful and fulfilling personal life as the wife of Brother Woods, as a mother and grandmother.

An added blessing, Lord willing, if I should live, I will retire in three years and six months at the age of 57, with thirty-six years as a federal government employee. I am not boastful but thankful to God for freeing my mind from a miserable past to my current blessed life. I can only imagine what life in Heaven will be like.

“If we don’t let the past die, we cannot live in the present.” – Author Unknown

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The Bible tells us Jesus will return like a thief in the night so we should prepare ourselves beforehand working out our own salvation with fear and trembling to leave this troublesome generation. The day of His return will be too late acknowledging Him and His gospel. #BiblicalFact

Why is it difficult to believe that God’s commandments are not broken promises? “Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (Matthew 7:23)

But yield yourselves unto God

God is not a joke nor does He take lightly us disobeying Him; therefore, it is imperative that we are mindful of the promises that shall be fulfilled. “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.” (II Peter 3:10-15)

It is imperative to evangelize preaching and teaching what thus said the Lord and try persuading others before Jesus returns. Yes, on this journey we will be talked about, hated and persecuted. But I rather put my trust in the Lord’s promises than in mankind broken promises. How can men save us when they too must appear before the Judgment Seat?

II Corinthians

We are not staying on earth forever and shall give account on the day of judgment for every empty word spoken. We will either be acquitted or condemned for our words. (Matthew 12:36-37; & Hebrews 9:27-28)

Why should we expect God to spare us when He clearly did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment. He did not spare the ancient world when He brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others. He did not spare cities of Sodom and Gomorrah but burned them to ashes, and made example of what is going to happen to the ungodly. (II Peter 2:1-22)

God gave us the inspired words in the Bible to prepare us for the return of Jesus. His words are not broken promises and we will be without excuse exchanging truth to worship and serve created things rather than the Creator. (Romans 1:20)

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God’s commandments lead to eternal life in Heaven. Why would we not want to spend eternity with our Heavenly Father?

“I know that His command leads to eternal life. So, whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” (John 12:48, 50)

I started typing this on Friday evening and received Sister Copeland’s devotional this morning; always on time. The title is “Our trustworthy God” and discusses broken promises.

It reads Don’t you wonder what led to the psalmist’s conclusion? What experiences had taught him that “It is better to trust in the LORD” than in people and governments?” One way GOD has proven His trustworthiness is by making and keeping promises. God promised to deliver His people from slavery in Egypt: He did. God promised to send a Savior and King. He did.

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Devotional continues with “What a contrast to promises we make today. Consider, for instance, how many marriage vows are made “Till death do us part”—then broken. Or how many people promise to improve their behavior—and don’t. Or how many teenagers promise to be home by curfew—and aren’t.’

‘And then there are political promises. These can be so flagrantly broken that we wonder if the promise makers ever intended to keep them. Life teaches us, as it apparently taught the psalmist, that trusting GOD is better than trusting people and governments. Our GOD has always kept His promise, and He always will. Thank You for being completely trustworthy, Lord GOD. You are a Rock for us in this unsteady world of broken promises.”

END OF DEVOTIONAL

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than put confidence in princes.” (Psalm 118:8-9)

 

35 thoughts on “Unlike Man, God Will Not Break Promises!

  1. Thank God for His words which are not broken promises. You go Mrs Woods! this is good exaltation of the Word of God. It is very concious for this end time. I pray for a quickening in our spirit to be more fervent and avoid all distractions. Thank God that His word is truth.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your encouraging comments. It sure feels like end times with everything simultaneously happening.

      “I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you–when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when disasters and trouble overwhelm you. Then they will call to me but I will NOT answer; they will look for me but will not find me since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” (Proverbs 1:26-33)

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  2. Love this comment: “Life teaches us, as it apparently taught the psalmist, that trusting GOD is better than trusting people and governments. Our GOD has always kept His promise, and He always will. Thank You for being completely trustworthy, Lord GOD. You are a Rock for us in this unsteady world of broken promises.” Amen and amen!

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    1. Pat, you are welcome. It really helps to have others in our lives to encourage and keep us uplifted. Blogging and interaction with fellow bloggers have been such a blessing. I highly encourage you to start blogging again to be apart of this awesome community. You and family are in our prayers and remain in the arms of Jesus despite what may come you way.

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  3. My dear friend,

    Thank you very much for sharing the message that unlike man God is keeping His promises.
    Because He respects His own word while the mind in us does not and often breaks promises.

    God knows Himself, but we – do we really know ourselves? We say yes, but in reality, we are not often aware of what we think, do and say – that is why our ancient wise people said: “Man know thyself…” How can we know ourselves, when our mind dictates us where to put our attention: to worldly pleasure, wishes upon wishes, distracting us from the question who we really are, what is the purpose of our life, where do we come from, where we have to go… and how many times is our mind changing the colour in us: sometimes we are angry, next moment we laugh, then we cry, then we love… it is the wind of change that blows this fire in us to appear like a chameleon. So do we really know ourselves?

    Thank you again, dear Tangie 🙂
    Stay safe and healthy, my friend 🙂
    Didi

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      1. Yes, self-retrospection and self-analysis will make us aware of our own thoughts, words we speak, deeds we do and allow us to understand why we act in this or that way, it reveals our motives behind and the functioning of our mind… this is exactly what is needed: Man know theyself…

        Thank you very much, dear Tangie 🙂
        Hugs and lvoe
        Didi

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