“So shall My word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to Me void. But it shall accomplish what I please; And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
When I was growing up, I remember someone saying this to me: “If you tell someone you're going to do something, do it. Your word is your bond.” Over the years, I've tried my best to live by that principle, particularly as it relates to those I have a relationship with.
No one wants to be in a relationship with someone they can't trust. Promising to do something or giving a person your word but failing to keep it undermines and tears away at the very fabric of the relationship. If you've ever talked to someone who has "trust issues" with God, they're often rooted in the painful experiences they've had with someone who gave them their word but didn't follow through on it; what they were promised never came to pass.
If we desire to strengthen our relationship with God, we must build it on a foundation of trust. And our ability to trust Him must be rooted in His Word.
In Isaiah 55:11, God reminds us that every word that goes forth from His mouth shall not return to Him void. In other words, God doesn't make empty promises. If He has given you a word on something, you can trust Him.
So stand on the Word He's given — after all, His Word is His bond.
Father, thank You for being the One we can always trust. You never break Your promises to us and we know that whatever word You have spoken over our lives shall come to pass. Lord, we give our past "trust issues" to You and ask that You give us the grace to stand on Your Word and trust You more and more each day. In Jesus' name, amen.
Is there a certain area of your life in which you're struggling to trust God? Find a passage in the Bible to help you and tell God you trust Him to keep His word to you.