Numbers 23: 19- “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
God can be trusted! And because He can be trusted, so can His word be trusted. As I was before the Lord pondering about my post for this week I had a definite idea of what I wanted to share; but in the midst of me planning it out in my mind, the Lord began to speak to me about His word.
Some of my favorite passages in the Bible are in regards to the truth of what God has said, as in the above verse. We all know people who we consider to be honest and dishonest. But even the most honest person we know doesn’t have the track record that God has. He says what He means and means what He says. A lot of the time, it isn’t God’s word that fail, but our faith in His Word.
Isaiah 55: 11 states it in this manner: “So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
When God told Satan in the Garden of Eden that Eve’s Seed would crush his head, He was referring to what Jesus would do to the devil. It didn’t happen in the physical realm for thousands of years, but it did happen. As a matter of fact, it happened when God said it, but manifested later.
When God promised that a virgin shall conceive, many centuries later, a virgin named Mary conceived. So His Word does comes to pass! And just as it came to pass, it still comes to pass! Scripture even says that He watches over His Word to perform it!
In our case, we don’t have centuries for God’s Word to manifest in our lives, although we feel at times as if we have waited forever. Maybe it helps to see it this way: Your promise your kids a trip to Disney World. They assume it will happen next week, or the next time they are out of school, but it doesn’t. Then they begin to feel as though you have somehow lied to them, teased them, or was getting their hopes up for nothing. But your plan was to go in the summer time, or for their birthday, you just wanted it to be a surprise. However, your kids didn’t know that. You didn’t let them in on the plan. So they become discouraged.
God doesn’t always give us the full picture of what He is doing and when He will do it. He just tells us that He will do it. Maybe you are sick, and His word to you is that you are healed, but your body disagrees with His word. What you have to do is just agree with His word anyway. He can be trusted. He said you are healed and His purpose will be fulfilled in your life.
One of our daughters was born very ill. As a matter of fact they said she could die. Well, I just went into that hospital room and began to sing over her, “You are the God that healeth me, You are the Lord my Healer, You sent Your Word and healed my disease, You are the Lord my Healer.” Then I began to decree over her that by His stripes she was healed. Well, we took her home and the symptoms remained the same and they told us she could die on us and they had us sign papers releasing them from the responsibility. Well, she’s turning 28 this year and He healed her. Just like His Word said He would! And you know what? I have seen Him heal over and over again!
Isaiah, the prophet wrote in chapter 14, “The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, ‘Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.’” Not only can His word be trusted, but the prophet Isaiah wrote that He said His thoughts can be trusted.
Jeremiah 29:11-“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Again, God is saying that even His thoughts on our behalf are unstoppable!!
I believe that this year is a great year to start trusting God at His Word like never before. As a matter of fact, I am committing to doing just that! I encourage you to look up other passages regarding the faithfulness of God to His Word, and thereby to us. Let them encourage your heart today as your purpose to make a greater commitment to Him and His Word in 2019. Wonderful Jesus!