Let me begin by saying a line from this song which no surprise, came from this verse in 2 Corinthians 1:20. It goes…
“All Your promises are yes and amen.”
Now the foundation has been laid, let me confess to you all one of my major struggles. I often find myself experiencing spiritual amnesia. Truth be told, I don’t think I’m any better than the children of Israel.
Here’s the scenario: The Lord Almighty performs a great miracle in my life and I rejoice. I celebrate His goodness; may high-five a friend and bask in that moment for a while. Next obstacle comes, I begin lamenting and singing my “woe” song and walk around forgetting what my ABBA did not too long ago. I sit in my worry rocking chair and fret both consciously and subconsciously and lament about what I am wanting instead of keeping my eyes on Jesus knowing that only when my focus remains on Him am I reminded of both His previous acts of deliverance and His unchanging nature.
Ugh! I feel many times that I am walking through the wilderness having forgotten that all my Father’s promises are Yes and Amen.
So my fellow sojourners, I feel it is incumbent upon us to study God’s promises so that when we are faced with challenges, we can lean on His Word which as scripture reminds us, is unfailing. Let us walk along the path laid before us as we uncover the many promises given to us in the Word.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” Matthew 24:35 (NASB)
For the last half of this year, I am trusting that through the grace and assistance of Holy Spirit, to be able to dissect some of the promises of God and trust that these promises will be riveted to the core of our souls.
It is also my prayer that as we learn of God’s Words to us that we will cling to them for dear life. They will be food to our weary souls. Balms for our weary hearts. Strength for our drained bodies.
Matthew Henry said, “We can depend on God to fulfill His promise, even when all the roads leading to it are closed. ‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” [so be it] is spoken by us to the glory of a God.”
Join me in prayer…
We ask Lord that You would forgive us for our shortcomings of not holding fast to that which You have promised. Forgive us for neglecting the promises You have given us through the logos passed down through the annals of time. Forgive us for doubting You. We ask that as You teach us of Your promises found in Your Word, that we will commit them to memory. May we walk in faith and not by sight. Nothing is able to thwart the fulfillment of Your Words to us Father. Show us through the pages of scripture that Your words are infallible and You are always near. May we surrender our wills and trust only in You. In the name of Jesus we look to You today for grace and guidance over our time of study and fellowship. Amen.