When It Seems The Promise Has Died

When It Seems The Promise Has Died

Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well: 2 Kings 4:26

We’ve all had promises made to us at some point in our lives. What did you do when the promise was broken? How did you handle the situation? Have you ever felt like God withdrew his promise from you? How did you continue to trust him?

When we understand that the promises of God are yea and amen, then we can rest knowing that this too shall pass. We understand that God is a man of his word and he cannot lie. Therefore we can stand on his promises no matter how long it takes, and no matter what it looks like, it shall come to pass.

Recently I found myself facing a situation where all seemed lost. My husband and I had a difference of opinion on a matter, and the kids were in a phase of disobedience.

I remembered the promise God spoke to me concerning my family and ministry, yet it seemed as though things were rapidly falling apart. It seemed that the promise was not coming to pass.

Each day it felt as though I was fighting a losing battle. I sought advice from my leaders, family and friends. Somehow none of that seemed to helped me.

Then I thought about the Shunammite woman who was promised a son. Her promise died, but she refused to let that be the end of the matter.

She knew that she had to go and find the man of God, but there were some things she needed to do first.

1) She went and laid her promise on the bed of the man of God.

2) She shut the door.

3) She went out to find the man of God.

As she went to meet the man of God, he saw her coming from afar off. Isn’t this just like God, He sees us coming to him in our times of trouble. We can hide things from our family and friends but we can’t hide them from God.

When He sees us coming to him, he’ll send a messenger to meet us with a word.

I thought about all that God had promised me concerning my family and yet it looked like my promise was dying right before my eyes. As I read the scripture I knew I had to put a plan into action.

I went and sought God. I took those promises concerning my family and ministry and I laid them before him. I gave him back his word.

I understood that now I have to shut the door, walk away from the dead situation and trust God.

When people that knew what I was dealing with would see me, they’d ask how things were, and even though they hadn’t changed yet, I would say it is well.

Through faith I spoke it, by faith I believed it and by faith my situation changed.

When it seems like the promise has died, what do we do?

Mark 11:22-24 – And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Matthew 21:22 – And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Isaiah 55:11 – So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

Heavenly father, we know that you are God and your word cannot lie. In those times when it seems like our promise has died we ask that you comfort us with your love. Help us to trust the divine plans that you have for us, know that your promises to us are yea and amen. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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TODAY’S REFLECTION & RESPONSE

What promises seem to be dead in your life?

Write out those promises and upon completing your list, take those promises and lay them before the Lord. Give him back his word. Turn your back to that problem and face God. Thank him in advance for the promise coming forth.

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