After reading this verse, you may wonder, what are God's promises? Over the last few months, I have been writing devotions on God's Faithful Promises. You can review them at the links below.
~ Introduction: Join Me in Discovering God's Faithful Promises
~ Three Kinds of Promises from God
~ Nothing Can Separate Us From God's Love
~ Spiritual Salvation
~ Our Spiritual Adoption
~ God's Promise Through the Rainbow
The list above is only the beginning of some of God's promises to us. Once we know these promises, we must believe and trust that God is faithful to His promises. It's one thing to believe that He CAN fulfill His promises, but another to TRUST that He WILL fulfill them. Hebrews 10:23 says that God is faithful to His promises.
The verse above also tells us not to waver in our confession of hope. How do we do this when adversity comes and things around us fall apart -- a loved one is in pain or dying, betrayal is penetrating our heart, the bills aren't paid, a loved one self-destructs, or prayers continue to be unanswered days, months....years?
If God's promises are faithful, what does this verse mean when things turn out wrong and so painful? Do some prayers go unanswered? Why are some born to struggle in poverty and others to wealth and privilege? Does God have favorites?