God Keeps Promises
More than ever before I find myself researching God's promises and standing upon them. I know that all of God's promises are "yes and amen" in Christ (2 Co 1:20), but unfortunately I haven't always seen them manifest in my life exactly how I would like. I'm sure that's never happened to you, but for whatever reason I don't think my life always displays everything Christ died on the cross to give me. Now my wife and I are believing God for children, and you'll find us studying and praying as much as ever.
Like a chicken under the mother hen's wing (Mat 23:37), I feel God protecting and guiding us through this season. The number of verses brought to my remembrance by the Holy Spirit concerning the subject blesses and astounds me. Last night during worship at our church I know God reminded me of Abraham and Sarah. After meditating the subject I realize I never truly grasped something immeasurably important to my faith in God's Word.
Heb 11:11 - Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Who promised that Abraham and Sarah would have a child, GOD! Who promised all of these promises that I'm standing on? GOD! God personally promises me that none would be barren or miscarry in my land (Exo 23:26). God personally promised me that my wife would be a fruitful vine and I would see my children's children (Psa 128). God personally promised me that my children will be taught of Him and have great peace (Isa 54:13). God personally promised me that He will empower my body to have children (Gen 1:28, Php 2:13). GOD IS MY PROMISOR!
God makes us so many wonderful promises, but I never saw the power of the revelation that He personally backs and guarantees them. Now, like Sara, I have to judge Him faithful. I have to believe His Word. I have to trust Him to bring it to pass.
And do you know why I can trust God to manifest His promises in my life? Because God is not a man that he should lie, nor the son of man that He should repent. When God says it, He does it. When God speaks, He makes it good (Num 23:19). Because God is alert and active, watching over His Word to perform it (Jer 1:12 AMP). Because God is not slack concerning his promises, as some men count slackness (2 Pe 3:9). Because God has magnified His Word even above His own Name (Psa 138:2).
Abraham was fully persuaded that God could perform what He promised, and God was so honored by that He imputed that to Abraham for righteousness (Rom 4:21-22). AND GOD PERFORMED THE PROMISE. GLORY TO GOD.
Never again will I be weak in faith and stagger at God's promises through unbelief. I'm going to get strengthened by faith, as I give glory to God. I judge God faithful concerning all His promises. God's hand is not waxed short. I will see God's Word come to pass (Num 11:23). Let God be true and every man a liar (Rom 3:4). There will not fail one Word of all His promises (1 Ki 8:56).
Whatever your situation, go to God's Word and find His promises concerning it. Remember that in Christ all God's promises are "yes" and "so be it." They are fully available to those covered by Jesus' blood. Remember to be faithful and patient (Heb 6:12). Judge God faithful, and watch Him perform all His Word to you.