You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it–as it is today. 1 Kings 8:24
David had wanted to build a temple for God, but God prevented him from doing so, stating that his son, Solomon, would be the one to build the temple. Solomon did build the temple and when it was finished he gave God praise for it. Solomon recognized that it was God who made it happen and had fulfilled His promise to David in getting the temple built.
Everywhere a person goes there are people doing something. There is always someone building something, changing something, and starting or stopping something. Most of these people will look at what is being done as the work of their own hands. Very few will recognize others in the process and even fewer will acknowledge the hand of God in the process.
God is the One who is ultimately behind anything that is being done that is good. It is God who gives a person breath and life. It is God who gives a person the ability to do anything. In addition to all these things, for a true believer, it is God who guides and directs in getting something done.
God has made many promises to you and every other believer. Some of these promises are very specific to a very specific person, such as the promise to David that Solomon would build the temple. While other promises are generalized to all believers, such as that Jesus will return one day and bring every believer home to heaven.
The one thing that is common to all the promises of God is that He did fulfill them or will fulfill them someday. It was His hand that fulfilled the promise. Even though Solomon had the temple built, he acknowledged that it was God who built it.
Look at the promises God has given you and fulfilled in your past. It is easy to look at the things you did and take full credit for it, but who gave you that ability and fulfilled those promises to you?
God has never broken a promise to anyone and He will not start with you. He fulfills every promise He makes. He did it for Solomon and He will do it for you also.
I pray today that you will know the promises of God; that you will know God’s plan for your life; that you will trust God’s work in your life; and that you will know it is God’s hand that fulfills every promise in your life.