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Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Promises seem to have lost their value as currency—probably because there’s often nothing to back them up. Political candidates make promises, knowing that even if they win they won’t be able to hold to their word. Companies make promises about their products and employees, but we still see product recalls and frequent layoffs. Couples promise undying love to each other, and yet our divorce rate remains more than fifty percent.
Living in a culture that expects promises to be broken, we become jaded and even cynical when someone gives us their word. They say they’ll be on time, but end up late. They promise to deliver the terms of our agreement, but then make excuses for failing. They offer a warranty for products and services, but find hidden loopholes to justify their broken promise.
All the more reason we must realize that God’s promises are bedrock—unmovable, unshakable, eternal. Our hope has a foundation in the only One who has never broken a promise. He is always faithful.
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Pray: “Lord, it’s hard for me to trust you sometimes, mainly because a lot of people have let me down. Remind me that I can always count on you.”