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Banks fail, government plans do not deliver, and even anti-aging products leave the hopefuls with dashed dreams. A promise is only as good as the trustworthiness and the ability of the promiser to keep and to be able to fulfill the promise.
The word “promise” has acquired the taint of the accumulated disappointments to our ears. Its meaning is diluted to resemble something stronger than a wish and a hope but not much. In our daily life this doesn’t give us any pause, but it is possible that our thoughts regarding God and His promises are made a bit softer round the edges, if not almost more cynical. We may have dragged our human problems into the domain of theology and then blame God rather than seeing clearly how it is we who have crossed the wires.
God is the Genius of Geniuses, and is stronger than the essence of strength itself. God has, in our language, a will of iron and his purpose is driven—there is nothing that can stop His ends coming to pass (which is very good news if God loves man). And–extraordinarily good news for us–is that He by quality and character is the Fulfiller of all obligations He has ever made. So, how reliable is His signature, His imprinteur about His stated promise?
God has a way of relating Himself directly to the human heart– He has infused our hearts are desire to be loved. When we say we just want someone who loves us, aren’t we saying a lot of things? Aren’t we saying something which is imbedded in the meaning of love: that we want someone we trust?
If it is true that God will have His way and if it is true that He is more trustworthy than Trust itself, then what does that mean for you and me?
It means that specific promises He made will be accomplished—and we will see it. In His time He will restore beauty, creation, truth and trust. Christ will be in charge—and we will be there….
“…whatever we may have to go through now is less than nothing compared with the magnificent future God has planned for us. The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own. The world of creation cannot as yet see reality, not because it chooses to be blind, but because in God’s purpose it has been so limited—yet it has been given hope. And the hope is that in the end the whole of created life will be rescued from the tyranny of change and decay, and have its share in that magnificent liberty which can only belong to the children of God!” Romans 8:18-21 J.B. Phillips New Testament
-Charity Johnson