How can I trust that God will do what He promised?

We can trust that God will do what He promised for, “God is not a man, that he should lie; … hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).  God simply cannot lie (Titus 1:2 ). This revelation is as reliable as the unchangeable nature of God. The fact that God cannot lie; that it is His nature always to speak the truth; and that no circumstances can ever occur in which He will depart from it, is the basis of all our hopes of salvation. The apostle Paul declares the same truth also, “it is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18).

The Lord backs up His words by doing what He says because He cannot alter His character (James 1:17; Ps. 111:5, 9). God changes not (Mal. 3:6). And it is precisely because God does not change that His eternal purpose toward His people will stand forever.

Jesus affirms God’s faithfulness saying, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). The policies of even the greatest men of earth change, but the principles of God are steadfast forever. “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8 NKJV).

And God goes out of His way to guarantee Himself for all eternity: “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips” (Psalm 89:34). In the covenant, God pledged His own holy nature. If God should fail in His part of the agreement, it would prove that God is not a holy God. But His holiness is everlastingly constant and unalterable.

You can trust the promises that are found in the Word of God — they are a solid and immovable rock that you can stand on forever (Luke 6:47, 48). If you have God’s Word, then you have NOTHING to fear.

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In His service,

BibleAsk Team

 

 

 

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