Promise Keeper: Day Six
In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises. Therefore, go immediately to His throne and say, ‘Do as You promised’.
Charles Spurgeon, British Pastor 1834-92
Let’s begin today by reflecting on the quote above. What does it mean to you that God is a promise keeper? Dig deeper today. Do not be satisfied with a simplistic answer. Let your soul speak truth. Write your thoughts in a journal or notebook.
My parents divorced when I was twelve. It wasn’t a surprise, but it was still devastating. My extended family has a history of divorce. My grandparents. My aunts and uncles. Generations of broken promises. And it marked my life. I have often referred to my childhood memories in terms of before and after divorce. All of those broken promises brought great anxiety around the issue of marriage. Should I marry? Could we sustain our promises? Would we be faithful?
Shortly after we married, I had a spiritual awakening. I came to know and trust Jesus Christ as my Savior. But more importantly, I trusted Him to keep His promises. My husband and I have been married for twenty-nine years now. It has been hard. And it has been beautiful. We have broken our promises more than once. But God has kept His. Over these years, He has taught us how to be promise keepers. And it began with forgiveness.
- Today, think about who has broken promises to you. Write a prayer of forgiveness in your journal. Ask God to empower you to forgive.
- Now write a prayer asking God to forgive you for the times you have broken your promises. Ask Him to teach you to be a person whom others can trust.