God always comes through | Faith
by The Press and Standard | August 26, 2018 5:00 am
Last Updated: August 22, 2018 at 9:47 am
“Don’t worry; I’ll be right there for you no matter what!” Have you ever heard that promise, only to find out that was not the case?
When someone does this to you, usually it is a big letdown, especially if you hold the individual in high esteem. If it happens repeatedly, you need “to wake up and smell the coffee.”
No matter how many times someone says he will be there for you, remember that is not always going to be the case because man is human, and he has faults. However, when God makes a promise, He always comes through because of what we are told in Numbers 23:19 (ESV): “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
Therefore, when man disappoints you, don’t fret it, because he is not God. Just know where to put your trust.
One thing that we all must understand is that if we want God to come through for us, we must be obedient to His will. Don’t just sit back and expect God to jump at your every request when you have been disobedient. God loves us, even when we don’t love ourselves, but He still has expectations of us. When He asks us to do something, He expects us to do it — and with joy.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) declares, “Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’”
There are times when God tells us to do something, and it may seem as if He is not going to deliver.
Remember that if God leads you to it, He will bring you through it. Don’t fret; God always comes through no matter how long it may take, or what adverse circumstances may arise.
In the conclusion of this week’s message, I leave with you a motivational story that teaches us not to give up and to be strong, even when others try to discourage us from dreaming. It also teaches us that God will come through for us if we believe in ourselves and our dreams.
“When Monty Roberts was a kid, his father (a horse trainer) was moving from stable to stable, from ranch to ranch, training horses. Thus, the boy’s school career was constantly interrupted. One day, when he was a senior, his teacher asked him to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He did not hesitate a minute and wrote a seven-page paper about his aim to be an owner of a horse ranch.
“He wrote many details and drew a location of buildings and stables, and even a detailed house plan. Two days later, he received his paper back with the letter ‘F’ on the front page.
“After class he went to the teacher and asked: ‘Why did I receive an F?’ The teacher responded: ‘This dream is so unrealistic for a boy like you, who has no money, no resources and who comes from an itinerant family. There is no possibility that you will reach your great goals one day.’
“Then the teacher offered him to rewrite the paper with a more realistic attitude. The boy went home and asked his father how he should react. The father answered: ‘This decision is very important for you. So you have to make up your own mind on this.’
“After several days the boy brought the same paper to his teacher. No changes were made. He said: ‘Keep the ‘F,’ and I will keep my dream.’
“Now Monty Roberts owns a 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of a 200-acre horse ranch, and he still has that school paper, which is now framed over the fireplace.”
Have a wonderfully blessed week, and never leave home without Him!
(Anna Bright is a minister and educator in Walterboro. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)