But you promised me! I rearranged my schedule so we could go! I don’t get it? We talked this so many times and you said, “I promise you Honey, you know how much you mean to me.”
How many times have we heard the above painful responses? Maybe your child is broken-hearted from a best friend letting them down. Or how many times have those been our responses? I don’t know about you, but I have been on both ends, the receiver of a promise broken and a promise breaker. Trusting others with our hearts can be a fearful place to be; but then most of us are in that place- inside loving relationships. Our hearts are in other peoples’ hands.
What do you think? Where do you put those relationships and how much power do you allow them over your heart/mind? I think the answer to that one question can determine our truly authentic peace of mind in every relationship.
We humans can’t be what others want us to be – perfect. Perfect in that we should be kind, trustworthy, forgiving, and just about every other attribute that makes for happiness. But ooops, it doesn’t work that way. Humans are not perfect. Sin and it’s lethal inborne tragedy is a part of every human on earth. Humans aren’t perfect but there is ONE source who is and was and will always be: God. In all His ways He is not only perfect but He can’t be other than perfect . His perfect character makes His promises true, trustworthy. True to be always and forever His WORD unbroken. Why? Because the Word of is alive!
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? Numbers 23:19
I struggled with other people not meeting my needs- their promises to me were like water through a sieve. After years of not ‘getting it’ I have finally seen that ONLY GOD; through Jesus Christ can meet my needs. Those pormises others say they have for me? The Lord Jesus is the promise keeper and Him alone. So, I am not surprised when others let me down. Sure, it hurts and many times lives are destroyed because of broken promises from people, but God…… He is in the business of healing! Healing those who turn to His grace and mercy! Look into God’s Word for yourself! There is no better time to begin to hide or memorize God’s Word so you can hide it in your heart!
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