Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my Word to perform it”. Jeremiah 1:12
God doesn’t give His word lightly. He doesn’t make promises and then change His mind. I have learned the hard way how difficult it can be to keep promises. My son reminds me from time to time of promises I’ve made that have slipped my mind. They don’t slip his mind, let me tell you. He definitely watches over my word to see me perform it. I am held accountable for what I promised and I have learned not to make promises anymore but to just say, we will see when the time comes. That drives him nuts, but it keeps me out of trouble.
God’s memory functions better than mine; He remembers His promises. He actually watches over His word to see it come to life in us, to produce what He sent it to produce in the appropriate time. Somewhere it is written that we need to put God in remembrance of His word but I think it is more likely that we need to put ourselves in remembrance of what He has spoken. That’s where memorizing and confessing scriptures can help us. Here are just a few of His many promises:
“But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.
GOD is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10
Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world. I John 4:4
Goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23
I, the Lord, am your Healer. Exodus 15:26
Whatever you may be going through right now, I encourage you to find what God says about it. Let His word sink deeply into your heart and meditate on it. He is watching over it to perform it in your life, to help you through the times you’d rather not have to go through. Pick a promise that speaks to you, that touches you deep in your heart and hold on to it, knowing that the God who spoke it meant it, He can be trusted to keep His word.
Faithful God, how I love Your word. It is my meditation all throughout the day. Thank You for watching over Your word to perform it in my live and in the lives of my loved ones. You are so gracious and kind and merciful to even consider me and my needs. Like a child believing his parents’ promises, I am believing Yours. I trust You with the timing of them coming to pass in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.