Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Promises God Makes, He Never Breaks




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Text: Judges 13:3 The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are sterile and childless, but you are going to conceive and have a son"


Thoughts:


Sometimes when we look in our situation and we see the impossibilities, we tend to be discouraged, we tend to back out, we tend to quit, we tend to pause and just say, it's impossible. But as i read this verse, i was encouraged and reminded that God can do something in an impossible situation, only i have to do is trust in what He said He would do. My situation with the woman in the passage above is different (because I'm still single and i will only expect a child after i get married) but the passage speaks faith in whatever situation we are in.


Manoah's wife was sterile and childless. Good news Bible translates it as, "You have never been able to have children, but you will soon be pregnant and have a son."


She has never been able to have children. And in human mind, it's impossible for her to have a child. But God did something in her impossible situation.


I've noticed that when you're in an impossible situation, God would not just do something in your situation but he would encourage you and that encouragement would be given to you first hand. He will not tell it to others first. He will give you a direct encouragement through his word.


In the life of Manoah's wife, God's encouragement was given to her directly. God appeared to her and encouraged her with her future pregnancy. How would you feel if you've been married for a long time and you have never been able to have children then God would tell you that you will be pregnant soon? Wow! That's a great encouragement. And of course, God didnt just give her that encouragement but God made sure that it would happen to her. 


In Judges 13:24, it says, "The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him."


Now, let's back up a little bit... after she was given a promise, before she gave birth to Samson, her husband Manoah was fearful that they would die because God appeared to them regarding this promise (verses 19-22). But the woman didnt have the same fear with him, she hold on to what God has promised to her. In verse 23, it says, "But his wife answered,"If the Lord had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and grain offering from our hands, nor shown us all these things or now told us."


Sometimes, a very close person to you will have some fears or doubt  on God 's promise/s to your life but you need to hold on to what God has told you through his word because what he had said will come true. The promises God makes, he never breaks.



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