The Power of God’s Promise

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“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.”  Isaiah 43:13 NLT

When you are young, you always want to know that there is someone who can defend you when things go wrong.  You know, when I was a child sometimes, things went wrong.  I never got into fights; I tried my best to stay out of trouble; that was the sensible thing to do because I didn’t know how to fight.  I learned how to stay clear of people who could hurt me.

In my mind, someone who could hurt me was powerful. As I got older, I realized that real power belongs to God. When you look at Abraham and the promise God made to him and his descendants, you have to acknowledge that God is powerful.  God asked Abram to leave his home and family and travel to an unknown place to inherit a promise. God told him, “I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3. That is some promise; only a powerful God can deliver on that promise.

Abraham’s descendants went to Egypt in the midst of a famine. As time went by, a Pharaoh who didn’t understand the contribution they made to Egypt during the famine enslaved them. So Abraham’s descendants, who had the promise from God that they would be a great nation, were living in slavery. I’m sure there must have been those who doubted God’s ability to deliver on His promise. But, Luke 1:37 TPT says, “Not one promise from God is empty of power. Nothing is impossible with God!”  Maybe if I made that promise, there would be cause for concern, but not with God.

In God’s time, he chose Moses to lead His people out of Egypt so that they could inherit the promise He made to Abraham. That seemed like an impossible mission. Who would allow their unpaid labor force to leave? Definitely not Pharaoh and the more Pharaoh resisted, the more God displayed His mighty power in Egypt. God sent plaque after plague but Pharaoh resisted even more. Then God struck the first born in Egypt and Pharaoh reluctantly agreed for them to leave. Then he had a change of heart so he sent his mighty army to bring them back.  When Moses and his company saw the Egyptian army pursuing them, they became afraid. Moses cried out to God and God opened the waters of the Red Sea. They crossed over and the Egyptian army pursued. When they were safely on the other side, God closed back the Red Sea and they were destroyed. They couldn’t undo what God did.

Thought for Today: Friend, if God promised, He will do it.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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