“None of the good promises the LORD had made
to the house of Israel failed. Everything was fulfilled.”
Joshua 21:45, HCSB
Every Promise Ever Made . . .
The wall next to the fridge holds the yearly calendar, where every square for every day gets filled with scribbles of plans. Then, after 365 days, we take down the old calendar and replace it with a new one — one with shiny clear spaces, awaiting new scrawls and doodles, all imbued with daily importance as we work and serve and play and dream.
Every new year holds new promise, new potential.
Perhaps this will be the year we fulfill all of our New Year’s resolutions.
Perhaps this will be the year we finish each of our goals with fervor and resolve.
Perhaps this will be the year we finally achieve those long-awaited dreams.
But if all the Januaries prior are any indicator, then all the promises and resolutions we make become fertile soil for disappointment in their wake. Yes, we’ll make good on some. But we’ll fall short on others.
There’s only One who can and will and already has fulfilled every promise He ever made.
None of the good promises the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed. Everything was fulfilled. (Joshua 21:45)
If God said it, He will come through on it.
God alone can be counted on, even as we count each day. For He is the same yesterday and today and tomorrow too. God stands by His Word because He is the Word.
So as I walk past the new calendar on the wall next to the fridge and think about all the things I want to accomplish this new year, I pause to give thanks to the One who has already fulfilled every promise He made, not only to the Israelites in the past, but to all of His children today.
What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
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