When I was pregnant with my son Isaac, I made a promise to my daughter Anna, that I would do her hair nice for the first day of school. It was about Midnight on a Monday, August 20, 2007, and my water breaks, 3 weeks early mind you. I had all my children c-section, so this was exciting and shocking at the same time. I have never experienced the surprise of a child be born, you know? Rushing out the door without a hospital bag, trying to find a sitter at midnight. While I was being prepared for surgery I remembered the promise I made to my daughter. I made it not knowing what was ahead of me, not knowing the obstical in my way. I always told myself, never make a promise you know you cant keep. I knew I could keep this though, I mean come on, its combing hair for crying out loud. My heart was right, and I had every intention of keeping my promise, but I could not follow through.
Aren’t you glad that when God makes promises to us, he is sure to deliver? To be honest, it took a long time for me to believe or trust in Gods promises. I questioned if God really loved me, or had hopes for my future, and if I would really “prosper”? My earthly father was not a good example of keeping promises, so you can imagine why I didn’t trust. I am sure that is where I learned to not make promises, that I knew I couldn’t keep. I know deep down in my heart, my dad had good intentions of keeping his promise, but there were too many obstacles in his way. A year before he passed away, he helped heal my broken heart. He told me he was sorry for ever hurting me and how much he loved me. Oh my gosh how I needed to hear those words.
The reason I am sharing this, is not to speak ill of the dead, but to give someone “hope” that is hurting from broken promises. Not everyone is going to have closure, or hear an apology from a parent (or whoever) that has wronged them. I am not perfect, and I am sure I have failed my children many times. Let me tell you some good news friends, God is different, HE will not fail you, He says, “never will I leave you, never will I forsake you”. I am not sure who needs to read this today, if anything I could use the reminder. In time your broken heart will be mended, and you will receive the freedom you are so desperately seeking. God is all you need, He is your portion.
Have a blessed week, I am going on a mini vacation and I am currently blogging from my phone. Please forgive any errors and my lack of posting.
“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11