A Word from the Word

Promises That Stand the Test

Psalm 119:140

Your promises [O God] have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.     NIV

What a beautiful truth, God’s promises have been thoroughly tested. They are not just theories, they are not just abstract theology, they are something that stand the test of life and circumstances. I want to give my personal testimony in line with that.

For about forty years, I have lived by the promises of God. I have proved them in many different circumstances – in war, in famine, in sickness, in loneliness, in bereavement, in misunderstanding. There’s a promise of God that meets each need that arises in our lives and those promises stand the test, they really work.

Probably at some time or another some human being made you a promise and didn’t keep it, you felt let down, hurt, disappointed. But I want to assure you of one thing, that when God makes a promise, He keeps it. There are millions of people in the world today that can testify from personal experience that God keeps His word. His promises are reliable.

Don’t be discouraged if people have let you down, don’t become embittered or resentful, because that won’t help you, but just turn your eyes to God. Focus on His faithfulness, concentrate on His promises and you’ll find that they have been tested and tried.