Many of us may remember a time when someone broke a promise they made to us. When we trust in what others tell us, there’s always a possibility of this happening. However, when we trust in what God tells us, we’ll never have to wonder if it will actually come to pass. He has promised us many things; our faith positions us to receive all of them.
Whatever we pay attention to is the thing that’s most likely to be manifested in our lives. We have a choice as to what we give our attention to; we can meditate either on the problems in our lives, or on the Word. When God promised Abraham that he and Sarah would have a son, Abraham chose to believe what God told him instead of the situation. “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” (Romans 4:20, 21).
We can use this type of faith in any situation that develops in our lives. It can be a great temptation to worry and fret about what’s wrong, but worry is negative meditation that we should resist. God is bigger than any problem. When our minds start racing with negative thoughts, we can deliberately slow down and re-focus. “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world” (Psalm 46:10, NLT).
We can be confident that whatever God says to us is something that will come to pass, if we believe. He’ll never break His promises to us. “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, NLT). Our belief is important; we’re free moral agents who can make our own decisions as to what we think about. The only thing that can block His promises is our own lack of faith in them.
Attending to God’s Word impacts every aspect of our lives. He leaves it up to us whether or not we do so. He’ll never force anything on us, but it’s always to our benefit to remember His promises. “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20-22).
The finished works of Jesus Christ have made all of God’s promises available to us. Meditating on this is powerful, and it gets results. “For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]…” (2 Corinthians 1:20, AMPC). When we believe this, we’ll constantly encounter His promises.
We’re God’s beloved, and we’re always on His mind. It’s impossible for Him to forget us. “The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron” (Psalm 115:12). Some of the blessings God has promised us include peace, joy, good health, abundance, prosperity on every level, and victory over adversity. He has those promises on His mind; when we have them on our minds as well, there’s no stopping us.