May 28 Devotional

Unfortunately, it is getting harder and harder to find a person who will do exactly what they told you they would do.  I have had many situations where someone made a promise to me in private, and then in public said the exact opposite was the case.  I have learned to be careful in trusting people who make big promises.  As my father has told me many times, “If it sounds too good to be true … it probably is.”  I am happy to tell you that is not the case with God!  When God makes a promise to you, you can build your life upon it.  He has never lied, and He cannot lie.  He will do all that He says He will.

 

In the first book of our Bible we read the story of a couple who had been promised a son.  Abraham and Sarah were waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more for their first child.  Abraham was 100 years old, and Sara was in her 90’s.  Yet, God had made a promise to Abraham that his off-spring would be in number as the stars in the sky or the sand on the shores.  Finally, God came to them and told them that they were about to have a son.  Both Abraham and Sarah laughed at the idea.  The name “Isaac” means, “laughter.”  Even though they laughed, God was serious, and nine months later, Isaac was born.  Here is how the Bible described it … “And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as He had spoken.  For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him” (Genesis 21:1-2).

 

The phrases that caught my attention, and that I want you to see today are these: “as He had said” … and “as He had spoken.”  You see, there are times in each of our normal, everyday lives when think that God has forgotten about us.  Times when we feel that God is not paying very close attention to the challenges we are facing.  Times when we feel that things are about to get out of control, and God is losing His grip on the situation.  It is in these times that we need to remember these phrases … what He has promised … He will do!  Where He has touched your heart to work, depending on Him to provide, He will provide.  You can be sure that if God has prompted you to work for Him that He will also provide for you at just the right time.  Abraham and Sarah had to wait a long time before they saw that little boy born.  Hold on to the never-changing promises of God today!

 

God makes no mistakes … if you think He does, you are mistaken.” – Curtis Hutson