God keeps every promise. He does what He says He will do. He never lies or deceives. As Psalm 138:2 says, “…I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.” However, we’re human so it takes time and experience to learn to trust God’s faithfulness.
Abraham learned to trust God’s provision and promises. God called Abraham to leave his father’s land and household not knowing where he was going. God promised Abraham descendants before he had children. Abraham waited, what seemed like eternity, before the promised son, Isaac, was born. A few years later, God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son. But Abraham now trusted God at His word, so he obeyed. God, true to his faithfulness and his promise, intervened by providing a ram to sacrifice — sparing Isaac.
Later, Isaac needed a wife so Abraham would have his promised descendents. Abraham knew God would see to it. No wonder Abraham assured his servant that the Lord would “send His angel ahead of you, and He will see to it that you find a wife there for my son.”
We can learn from Abraham’s faith and trust because we serve the same faithful God. He guarantees His promises — by the honor of His name. What concerns you today? What causes you to worry and wonder how things will work out? Remember, Abraham’s story assures us, God will see to it.
Father God, thank you for your faithfulness and love and all of the honor of your Name that backs your every promise. Thank you that we can trust your words and your promises to us. You will work on our behalf when we are in need. We cry to You to help… Lord see to it. Amen.
Go Deeper — Remembering is a great way to build and reaffirm our faith. Think back and remember how God has been faithful to you, how He has answered your prayers for help and strength, how He has solved problems in your life, maybe even before they got to you. Thank God for all you remember, and then trust Him with your current situation(s).
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