God doesn’t break his promises!By PASTOR BILL MYERS,
Are you feeling lonely? Abandoned? Do you feel forgotten by God? Was His answer the opposite of what you had wanted and prayed for? Have you cried out, “Where are you God?” or “Why God?”
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11.
God hasn’t turned His back on you or forgotten your needs. He has plans for each of us that offer us hope and a future. This scripture in Jeremiah isn’t about God fulfilling our basic needs, but more about God prospering us in everything we do! We are His children and He desires to fulfill the plans that He has established for each of us. His plans to prosper us include restoration in marriages, job promotions, physical healings, financial, etc. He desires to answer each prayer. Nothing is too big or small for Him!
“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have NEVER forsaken those who seek you” Psalm 9:10.
Did you get that? He will NOT forsake us! We are NOT forgotten! He is with us 24/7. Friends, when we pray, we can be assured that He is listening and cares about every detail of our life! God doesn’t break promises!
Sadly, the devil has convinced many Christians into believing that they aren’t worthy of having their prayers answered because of past sins. The devil lies! We mustn’t listen to his deception, but instead believe God’s Word that is full of promises.
“If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9.
No matter what we do or say, we are forgiven. God desires to restore our lives greater than before, “if” we will trust Him. We are righteous! Reading and meditating on His word builds our faith in Him to believe what He can and will do for us!
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” Matthew 17:20.
Today, do you feel your situation is hopeless? Do you feel forgotten by God? Be encouraged that God, who created you, has special plans to bless you! Friends, it’s ok to get angry or disappointed. It’s okay to cry. Don’t feel guilty. Release your emotions. Just don’t allow it to destroy you. Ask God to help you work through your various emotions and give you the strength to move forward.
Even through your disappointments, I encourage you to keep your eyes on Jesus, confessing His Word with a heart of thankfulness, and expect blessings (answers) from God, your Abba Father!
He will answer your prayers! That’s a promise!
His plans are always better than ours.