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

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God is Trust Worthy

We can trust that God will do what He promised for He, “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 ). In fact, “it is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18). Though people may fail God and their fellow men, believers can be sure that God is always trustworthy. He never forsakes the faithful who put their trust in Him.

God did not only give man mere words, He backed His Words with actions. He redeemed mankind from eternal destruction (John 3:16). There is nothing more He could do to prove His love and care. Thus, all the promises of God were fulfilled in Christ. He is the proof of the reliability of all the divine promises made. “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

It is only a genuine repentance from evil by the sinner today that can affect God to hold back His promised judgement (Jeremiah 18:8; 26:3; Malachi 3:6; Romans 11:29; James 1:17). However, God will be as faithful in punishing the wicked as He will be in rewarding the righteous. No sinner should think that God, in the last day, will change His mind about the destruction of the wicked.

God Will Do What He Promised

The revelation of God’s truthfulness is as reliable as the unchangeable nature of God. Because of His very nature God cannot fail to fulfill His promises (Numbers 23:19; Psalms 89:35; Hebrews 6:18; 10:23). 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 Lord backs up His words by doing what He says because He cannot alter His character (James 1:17; Psalms 111:5, 9). God changes not (Malachi 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 may 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).

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 (1 Peter 1:16).

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. Jesus said, “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock” (Luke 6:47, 48). If you are standing on God’s Word, then you have NOTHING to fear.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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