Next year, we will be having midterm elections for our House of Representatives and 1/3 of our Senators. We will be bombarded with campaign ads on television, radio, email, billboards, and even on our smart phones. These ads will make us promises that we have heard over and over. The same people, making the same promises that they were unable to fulfill last time.
We have come to expect this. In the back of our minds, we know that they cannot actually do what they are saying. We understand that even the president, the most powerful man on the planet, cannot act alone to fulfill any campaign promise. We are, once again, conditioned to believe that promises are meant to be broken.
Our God does not need the permission of Congress or the president or any other being in the universe to deliver on what He has promised.
Numbers 23:19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Abraham received a promise from God. He was pushing 100 years old when God promised him that his wife Sarah would have a baby. When you read the story in Genesis 18, you can see how human they both were. Sarah laughed because she did not believe it. But in the end, Abraham understood that not only did God make promises, but He is able to deliver!
|Romans 4:20-21||He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.|
Do not fear. We do not serve a powerless God. He can do far above anything that we can imagine. And the best part is, He is willing to do it. He will move heaven and earth to be sure that none of the promises He makes is broken. Jesus said that all power was given to him both in heaven and in earth. He will use that power to make sure he never breaks a promise to you.
|Eph 3:20||Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,|