But You Promised – A 700 Year Promise Kept

But You Promised – A 700 Year Promise Kept

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It is not an uncommon thing in my house to hear one of my kids say to another, “But you promised!” It is the instigation of many an argument, tears and drama.

As a mom, it is sometimes difficult not to get frustrated with the age old battle of disappointment when one’s anticipated promise is not realized. Especially when that promise involves an argument if the promise was really even a promise at all.

The latest battle of , “You Promised,” in my house got me to thinking about God’s promises. There are so many times when I doubt He will fulfill the promises He’s made. Oh, I’ll never admit that openly, after all, I do have a strong faith.

Deep down, don’t we all sometimes wonder if God will keep His promises to us?

This time of year is a great reminder of the promise of a Savior. The Israelites had waited for more than 700 years to see it come to pass. Many Israelites lived their whole lives and never saw the Savior.

Still, they didn’t stop believing. 

They went through slavery, military defeat, and many other things during their journey of faith. But that 700 year promise kept them going. That and a sprinkling of miracles that God brought along their way to remind them of His love.

I’m not sure how they had so much faith in God’s promises, but that reminds me of how small-minded I can be. I struggle to wait for the promises God has given me. I guess it’s time to start noticing the sprinkling of blessings and miracles that God has brought along my way that remind me of His love.

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His Glory.” ~ 2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV)

What helps you to remember the promises of God?

Michelle Lim About Michelle Lim

Michelle Lim is the author of Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel and a Romantic Suspense writer. She is the Brainstorm/Huddle Coach at My Book Therapy and serves as the Midwest Zone Director for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). For more, catch up with her at her blog.

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