“We will go tomorrow to get donuts. I promise.” I said this to my little boy as he headed into the house. As he trickled in from school, and we then began the task of managing the afternoon and evening activities. Pinky promised that, yes, next time we would go. “Tonight we have a lot to do, but tomorrow is wide open.”
Then tomorrow came, and as we headed into the house after bus stop pick-up, I looked back to see that same little boy crying. “You said we could get donuts today,” he sniffled. “You promised!”
I had promised. But I had also forgotten, and I was oh-so-close to breaking the trust this little guy had in me.
Thankfully, I kept my promise. But it did not diminish the fact that in my rushing, my human capacity to only TRY to manage all things, I had managed to forget this one thing. I had almost forgotten what I had promised to deliver. I believe it is safe to say, we all have broken a promise, or for whatever reason been unable to keep it.
But God. He never breaks a promise. He can always be trusted to do what He says He will do!
The Bible is full of thousands of promises God made to His people, and still hold true for us today. While over our lifetime we may make countless promises to others as well, God never ceases to deliver. Time and circumstances don’t stand in the way of the promises God keeps.
I urge you to reflect on the promises of God, especially next time someone breaks their pinky promise to you. Write them down. Recite them. Keep track of how many God has or does deliver. I trust you will find that though our faith and trust in people may waver, His won’t. He will never fail you, and He will keep every “pinky” promise made to you!
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:23