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I Know He Will Keep the Promise

Written by: Maddie Wilson

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Be still, and know that I am God.

- Psalm 46:10


I find myself praying to God for a sign a LOT. When life isn’t going according to my plan or everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong, I think I look to God and expect a grand gesture to let me know He is still there. How can I blame myself? I’ve known the story of God appearing to Moses as a burning bush since I was a child (Exodus 3).


Sometimes, I feel like I need a “burning bush” moment; when I’m feeling pain, I desire so deeply to feel close to my Heavenly Father. Then I realize: God made so many promises to His people in the Bible, including His promise to Moses. God promised Noah to never again flood the Earth (Genesis 9:8-13), and He promised Abraham to make his descendents as abundant as the stars in the sky (Genesis 15:4). God also promised to send His one and only Son to save the world from its sins (John 3:16).


God keeps all of His promises: He is a promise keeper. For that I know He keeps His promises to me, and I don’t need to see a burning bush to know that.


Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” This is a promise God keeps to us every day, and it is especially one I know He has kept to me.


The Summer going into my senior year of high school I really came to a fork in the road; I had no sense of which direction I should take. One was a path of familiarity and comfort, and one was a direction into the complete unknown. I prayed so hard for months, begging God to give me a sign and tell me which choice to make with what felt like no answer. I was getting so frustrated, looking for a “burning bush.”


God gave me the opportunity to practice patience though, and he kept his promise of allowing me to be still and know that He would lead me in the right direction. Though it was not as quickly as I would’ve liked, God led me to the path I was meant to take and in the right timing (His timing). In all of this I knew that God had kept His promise to me; I can always be still and count on Him, and I do not need a burning bush to know He will keep that promise.



Reflection

1. Have you ever felt yourself looking for a “burning bush?” How did God comfort you?

2. What helps you “be still” and trust in God?

3. When has God been a promise keeper in your life?


Prayer

God, I thank You for being a promise keeper. Thank You for always being here to comfort me and quench my thirst for You. I ask Your help in being able to be still and surrender my heart and life to You, and I pray that everyone may know Your goodness and the promises You have made and kept to us. Amen.



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