1. God’s promise is His word of honor.
Romans 4:17 says, “A father of many nations have I made you, in the presence of Him whom you believed. Even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. In hope against hope, Abram believed so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ Without becoming weak in faith, he contemplated his own body now as good as dead since he was about 100 years old, and he also thought about the deadness of Sarah’s womb. Yet with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God and being fully assured that what God had promised He was able also to perform.”[07:20]
2. Our confident hope is in the Promise Giver.
A promise calls into being that which does not exist right now. Scripture says, “In hope against hope, he believed.” I love that because it’s the same word twice […]. It’s a double portion. It’s a double response. When you’re under pressure, double your response to the Lord. When your eyes are on the provision and not the promise, it takes you away from certainty and truth down the path towards doubt, fear, and speculation.[08:39]
3. God’s promise is a covenant of His presence.
If your circumstances are a greater reality than what God is saying to you, someone needs an upgrade in their thinking. A promise makes everything bigger than what you’re going through. A promise makes the enemy small. It makes your circumstances reduced, because a promise is designed to raise you up, to call you up, and to say, “This is who you are. This is what you can expect. This is what you can look forward to. This is what I want to do. I’m totally with you, I’m totally for you, I’m totally on your side. And this promise is a living expression of all that I’m going to do and be for you in this situation.[09:45]
Want to learn more? Tune in to this week’s podcast as we explore the freedom of believing God to be true to His promises.
As always, thanks for listening!