Our Promise Keeper
“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.” -- Matthew 28:6
As the world continues to grow and change, it seems as if there are less people we can trust, less reliability in consistency, and less promises being kept among people. This is a hard truth to face as competitors when our desires, hopes, and dreams continue to grow in an ever-changing world. After Jesus was executed, everyone expected to find his lifeless body in the tomb. But, they were all surprised to find out he wasn’t there on the fourth day. Little did they understand that this was God’s plan the entire time, long before His death. In fact, Jesus even told His disciples of God’s greater plan, but at the time, they didn’t have the understanding to grasp what He was explaining.
When they found Jesus walking outside of the tomb, they could barely believe what they were witnessing. He was alive! But His short time in the grave was always the plan and always the promise; it did not surprise God. Jesus knew that His death was necessary, but He promised that death would not be the end of Him.
We belong to a Heavenly Father that has made promises to us and always keeps His promises. Jesus kept His promise that He would take the weight of the sin of the world on His shoulders, and He kept that promise even through His death and resurrection. God has your life in His hands. He has plans for you, and He has made promises to you to take care of you, never leave you or forsake you, and to love you. These are plans and promises that He plans on keeping. You can trust that God will always keep His promises to you because He is the Father of Truth. Just wait and see what He has for you, and you can be sure that it will be “just as He said would happen.”
- Have you experienced a broken promise? How did it make you feel?
- Have you made a decision to trust God and His promises over your life?
- How does trusting God as a promise keeper strengthen your faith?
Joshua 23:14; Romans 10:9; Matthew 7:7
“Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and the promises You have kept to us through Him and the fulfillment of Your Word. Help me to trust You as my promise keeper and thank You for keeping Your promises to me. I love You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”