We trust the words of mankind without question and doubt but question and doubt the Word of God. – Tangie T. Woods
I received the devotion below from one of my spiritual mothers, Sister Copeland, approximately a year ago. The title is Our Trustworthy God, and it discusses broken promises. Her devotions are so inspiring I keep them.
BEGINNING OF DEVOTION
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?” GOD proved His trustworthiness by keeping promises. God promised to deliver His people from slavery in Egypt: He did. God promised to send a Savior and King. He did.
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 DEVOTION
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, we must not allow the pain and suffering to deter us from a relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Why is it difficult to believe that God’s commandments are not broken promises? God is not a joke, nor does He take us disobeying Him lightly. Will we be ready when Jesus returns?
“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.” (2 Peter 3:10-15)
We must put our trust in the Lord’s promises than in mankind broken promises. God gave us the inspired word to prepare us for the return of Jesus.
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they [we] are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)