God keeps His promises.

Just have faith. You’ve probably heard that expression so many times that unfortunately it’s lost some of its meaning. What is faith? How does one acquire it, and an even better question is, how does one keep it?

Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) tells us, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” How good is that?

We’re so caught up in the current events of today that our confidence is shaken and our hope is lost. We’ve been betrayed so many times that the only person we’ve come to rely on is ourself. And we’ve seen so many broken promises during our lifetime that we’ve given up all hope.

But if you can change your perspective from the horizontal to the vertical, you may be singing a different tune. Psalm 146:3-4 (NLT) tells you what happens when you put your faith in human beings. It reads, “Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.

The next two verses, however, help you to understand where your focus should be. “But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.”

God keeps His word. He’s never broken a promise, and He’s not about to start now. While some days challenge our ability to keep the faith, it is imperative to remember the assurance we have in our Heavenly Father.


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