Encounter Devotional: “Purest Promises”

By Zach Wood

Mankato Times

Psalm 12:6 NLT

The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over. 

People have the best intentions in their heart when they make promises, but so often, those promises become broken for one reason or another.  It is really tough when someone makes a promise to us, because in the back of our mind, there’s usually just a slight thought of “What if he/she breaks the promise?”  We want to believe someone is genuine and will always keep the promise, but human beings make mistakes and often break hearts.

While we often have the best intentions when we make a promise to others, there is One Who will never break a promise and His promises are always true.  In all the years I have been a Christian, I am so very thankful I can rely on God’s promises to be pure.  There is absolutely nothing more pure that His promises.  They are greater than anything I can possibly imagine.  They are real and full of life.

Even in the times when it’s hard to trust God, I can always lean on His everlasting arms and rest on His promises.  Some of you reading this today I know are experiencing some real heartache.

Your marriage is falling apart.

You just lost your spouse.

You just lost a child.

You or a loved one has an incurable disease.

You just lost your job.

Perhaps you are dealing with one of these scenarios or another one in which your trust and hope in God is being challenged.  It’s understandable.  You would not be human if never questioned God.  It is important in these times to hold on to that hope you have and not let go of His promises.

There are some days when I know that I am told to trust and hope in God, but it is so hard because I feel nothing and I wonder what He is doing.  However, holding on to the hope of what I know He has done in my life in the past teaches me to trust Him. 

Trust in His purest promises.

Zach Wood is a graduate of Johnson Bible College (Johnson University) in Knoxville, TN. He enjoys devotional writing, preaching, music ministry and computers. He works at Corporate Graphics in North Mankato as a production coordinator. He lives in Mankato with his wife and two girls. Contact info: jbcg99@gmail.com.

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