“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.” Jeremiah 33:14
Everyday around the world, millions of promises are made by millions of people for millions of different reasons. A portion of those promises will be kept and fulfilled, while the majority will be ignored or forgotten.
Some promises are fulfilled very quickly, while some have to take time to be fulfilled. Since the majority of promises are never fulfilled, people tend to struggle with believing someone who makes a promise. They have a few people that they will trust, but there are many they refuse to trust because of a lack of failed promises.
While Israel and Judah were under captivity and destroyed as a nation, God had promised a restoration. At the time no one could see an end to the captivity, but God said there are days coming when those promises will be fulfilled. Years later, God did restore Israel and Judah.
Throughout the bible God has made many promises to those who believe in Him. The challenge for many people is that they are still waiting to see the promise fulfilled. Some will get discouraged and walk away from God, because He did not do as He said He would.
God has a perfect time for each of His promises to be fulfilled. Each one may be today or it maybe many years down the road. People are not patient as God is and want the promise now. Jesus promised He would return, and as of yet, nearly two thousand years later, He has not returned. Yet, the day will come when He will return.
Each believer has to be patient as he waits for God’s promise to be fulfilled. He needs to trust God’s promise and live by that promise.
You may be waiting for God to fulfill a promise to you. It could be one of many different promises that you can read in the bible. It can be discouraging to wait, but wait you must. God is faithful and will fulfill His promise.
Looking at history, you can see that God did restore Israel, though it took over 2,000 years to occur. God will fulfill every promise He has made to you.
All you need to do is believe Him and obey everything He has already told you to do. Live a life of obedience and trust and you will see God’s promise fulfilled.
I pray today that you will know God’s promises to you; that you will know God’s faithfulness to you; that you will trust God’s word to you; and that you will see God’s fulfillment of His words in your life.