So I missed writing yesterday so I am going to put up two posts today. I didn’t mean to miss yesterday. I have a load of excuses, but I will keep them to myself. I made a commitment to writing something shippable every single day for 30 days. So excuse or not I broke that commitment.
Isn’t that the human way, though? To make promises and then break those same promises. Some people pride themselves in their ability to keep a promise. I find that even those people have broken a promise before, no matter how small it was.
So my question is how do we deal with broken promises. How about a promise to go out with a friend? That friend forgets and you are left hanging with your night wasted… How do you react? Assuming the friend is extremely apologetic and tries to make it up, how do you proceed? Do you forgive them and move forward like nothing happened?
What about if your spouse is unfaithful. This can happen in so many ways. Sad as it sounds, unfaithfulness happens. Another broken promise. So how do you react to that? Sounds a lot less forgivable right?
What is it about promises that make our hearts skip a beat?
My theory: A promise means trust. It is a definitive way to see if someone is trustworthy or not.
We do not give out trust out easily. It may be more precious than gold. It is to me at least. I do not have a straight forward direction I am headed with this blog, but I promised to write you something. So I am going to keep that promise and ask you a bunch of questions.
Do you keep your promises?
Think about a time you broke a promise.
Think about a time a promise to you was broken.
How do these make you feel. How did you navigate the healing after?
When a promise has been kept to you how has that made you feel?
Think about these things and about trust in your life. Then rest assured that God is the ultimate promise keeper. He is forever faithful. Does He deserve your trust?