I Have A Promise

These days I’m living on a promise. The promise is what keeps me going, it’s the goal I’m reaching for. I keep going because the person who made the promise is someone I trust completely. If I didn’t know the person to be trustworthy I wouldn’t be able to do it. So I walk by faith and I do not let what I see change that.

I have so much at stake. Lives hang in the balance. No matter how bad the circumstances are I keep going. It doesn’t matter that voices all around me are predicting doom and failure, I don’t give up. I have a promise.

Sometimes the voices are telling me how much of a failure I am, posting all my mistakes so the world can comment. They use the guilt tactic, the worry tactic, and the sleepless nights tactic. However, I don’t believe their lies. I have a promise.

People seem concerned and offer all kinds of remedies and solutions based on common teaching and beliefs. I guess they mean well, but I have a promise.

I see others around me who are dominated by circumstances. All they talk about is defeat and misery….but not me. I have a promise.

It doesn’t matter where I turn or what I tune in to, the loudest voices in the atmosphere are doom and gloom. The country is in decay, our society is imploding morally, the world is in conflict and unrest, sickness and disease is raging…..is there any relief? But wait! I have a promise!

Actually I have a book full of promises. As a matter of fact, you do too! This book is still the number one selling book of all time. I’m sure you have one……or several. If you haven’t already, find out what your promises are. The Book is full of them.

By the way, the specific promise I’m standing on right now is for my children: Jeremiah 31:16-17 “Thus says the LORD: Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work (raising of your children, prayer) shall be rewarded, says the LORD, and they (your children) shall come back from the land of the enemy.”

I have a promise……..what do you have?

Cogitate on this for a lifetime!

Gene Reasoner

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4 responses to “I Have A Promise

  1. Love this verse and thank you for the reminder. Sorry we didn’t get much time Saturday…..

    Mike Woody

    Director Sales and Marketing Alliances

    Silver Dollar City Attractions

    399 Silver Dollar City Parkway

    Branson, Missouri 65616

    417.338.8135 (Office)

    417.294.7572 (Cell)

  2. Gene ,I love your blog I Have A Promise. It speaks volumes. What would we do without that promise We don’t have to worry because God has it all in His hands. Thank you for sharing. Bernice
    B y the way my husbands name is Gene. He is the one that encourage me to blog and the million other things that I am involved with. :-))

  3. Gene here is another good verse which Penny and I are standing on for our girls. Malachi 4 :4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadfulday of the LORD: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” When the Lord turns our daughters hearts back to us and the Gospel with with they were raised. Love ya Brother. Pastor Fred

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