Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. (Psalm 40:4 NIV)
Have you ever gone back on a promise? No, you say? Really? How about the morning when you promised to make cookies with your daughter after you got home from work? But when the time came, you were just too tired. And what about the woman in your Sunday School class who called you last week asking for prayer about a situation in her life? Did you pray for her every day, like you promised?
Praise God that He is not like we are! He remembers all His promises. He promised Abraham that his descendants would outnumber the stars, and they do. He promised Joseph that he would be supreme over his people, and he was. He promised the Hebrew people that He would make them a great nation and bring them to a land "flowing with milk and honey", and He did. He promised the world that He would send a Savior, and He did.
He has promised us that He has a redemptive purpose in each of our lives. He is working daily to accomplish that purpose. He has also promised that when we cry out to Him for help, He will help. He is our deliverance, our only deliverance. Sometimes, all He wants us to do is ask.
"How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust." Psalm 40:4a (NIV)
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