Many of us, along life's journey of learning to trust, surrender and follow God make our own vows to God. Over time we discover, if we are truly honest, that we cannot fully keep our vows. The good and amazing news is that God, the Maker of the New Covenant is the one who is fully able and willing to keep the vows made to us. Our God will remain faithful to us.
He keeps every promise forever...Psalm 146:
Psalm 56:3-4, 8-13NIV
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
8 Record my misery;
list my tears on your scroll—
are they not in your record?
9 Then my enemies will turn back
when I call for help.
By this I will know that God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise—
11 in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can man do to me?
12 I am under vows to you, my God;
I will present my thank offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered me from death
and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life.
For Reflection and Prayer:
Is there a word or phrase which stands out to you as you listen to the text?
Reflect on the fears which may reside in your heart. Bring them into conversation with Jesus. What does he say to you?
How have you experienced God to be trustworthy? Where might you desire to trust God more fully?
Journal or make a record of the vows - the promises God has made to you.