Some people in emotional moments make all kinds of promises… at the moment they’re sincere – they intend to keep their promises, but frankly later on they find out they’re unable to keep them. Others, tragically, never intend to keep their promises… their promises are all cosmetics and hype. If you believe them, you find yourself disillusioned, dismayed and just a little disgusted!
Jesus is not like that! He keeps his promises (even when they seem incredible to us)! (Check out 2 Corinthians 1:20 – “All the promises of God find their ‘Yes!’ in Christ. That is why it is through Him that we utter our ‘Amen!’ to God for His glory.”)
I read the following this morning during my time of “Coffee with the Lord”…
Jesus said to his disciples, “’In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.’ Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this so he said to them ‘Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me? I tell you the truth you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.’ … Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name! Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (from John 16;16-24 NIV)
Gotta tell you, I believe Him! Jesus is not like others who make all kinds of promises in emotional moments and never keep them. Jesus keeps His promises… even when they seem incredible to us! Don’t know about you… I’m going to trust Him! I’m not going to act like a spoiled child who demands all kinds of stuff for selfish reasons! But I’m not going to be intimidated either! He said it after all! … “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete!”