Take Refuge in the Promises of God

Every word of God proves true;

he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV

In a previous job, I had a boss who kept promising me a promotion if I just waited “a little longer” and “kept working hard.”

That’s exactly what I did. I waited and worked. But the promotion never came.

He was someone who dangled a promise in front of me, but never came through. Have you ever known someone who overpromised, then under-delivered?

Maybe it was a boss. Perhaps a friend. Or maybe even a family member. Whoever it was, it can be easy to grow jaded and skeptical. To immediately assume whatever is promised won’t actually happen.

God doesn’t overpromise

While people constantly disappoint us, there is one who never will: God.

Today’s verse tells us that, “Every word of God proves true…” Could you imagine meeting a person like that?! Who never overpromised or made plans they couldn’t keep?

God never makes promises that he won't keep. Click To Tweet

Do you doubt?

So, what promises of God do you struggle with doubting?

  • That you’re saved by the blood of Jesus alone?
  • That Jesus is coming back for his Church?
  • That he will answer prayer?

No matter what they are, you can take refuge in the promises of God. They are sure. They never fail. They are as real as the sun above your head and the earth beneath your feet.

Choose your refuge

A refuge is “a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.”

Imagine you’re in a war and being chased by vicious enemies. Ahead, there are two fortresses you can seek refuge in. One is hundreds of years old. It is built of sturdy stone and has impenetrable iron gates. It has weathered hundreds of storms and sieges in its lifetime.

Then, there is another. It, too, looks impressive on the outside. But as you look closer, the gates are made of rotting wood. The bars over the windows are rusting. And there are cracks in the foundation.

Which refuge would you choose?

Obviously the choice makes itself! You would look for safety in the first fortress.

As Christians, we have the same choice each day.

Will you look for ultimate security in the promises of God or in the promises of people? Click To Tweet

Take refuge in God’s promises and give your doubt and skepticism to him.

By Jordan Loftis, host of the Bible Better Podcast and author of The Men With Bare Feet.

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