Have you ever felt as though the promises of God have eluded you? You want to stand firm on His promises, but somehow they’ve gone missing in action. Well, I can tell you unequivocally, you’re not alone.

And there’s a reason for that. You see … you and I, in our human frailty, want to believe deep down that the promises of God revolve around us, that they have to fit into our time frames – even our lives. But if we took a moment to stand back from it all, we’d realise that this God, to whom a thousand years is like a day, doesn’t operate like that.

And yet we don’t stand back. That’s the mistake we make. So let’s refocus. Let’s see “the promises of God” from His perspective:

Hebrews 11:13-16 All these great people continued living with faith until they died. They did not get the things God promised his people. But they were happy just to see those promises coming far in the future. They accepted the fact that they were like visitors and strangers here on earth. When people accept something like that, they show they are waiting for a country that will be their own. If they were thinking about the country they had left, they could have gone back. But they were waiting for a better country—a heavenly country. So God is not ashamed to be called their God. And he has prepared a city for them.

The promises of God are so much bigger, so much better, than anything we can perceive from our narrow perspective. That’s the key to understanding His promises. That’s the key to living in His promises. Think big!

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

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