For I am the Lord; I will speak the word that I will speak, and it will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Lord God.”
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
Some people (perhaps yours truly) like to under-promise and over-deliver. They think that keeping others’ hopes in check so that they can out-perform expectations is a good way to look good and avoid the embarrassment of not meeting performance goals. Others will promise the moon but fail to deliver – hoping that people would forget what they had promised and having enjoyed their moment of adulation and fame while people had previously anticipated great things from them.
God is like neither. He has no need to under-promise, or over-sell. God, after all, is the one who is, the great I AM. He needs no justification for his being, no adulation to make his day complete, no acknowledgement to keep his self-esteem in good shape and no pointed reminders to keep his ego from being over-inflated.
God promises to hear our prayers. And he does. God promises to be with us in all situations. And he is. God says he will protect us with his holy angels. And he does. God spoke the words, “Let there be light.” And there was light. God said he would send his Son to redeem the world. And he did. God’s word is pure, sure, true, reliable, and powerful. He is no better or less than his word. How refreshing…especially in these politically-charged word-weary days!