A promise is something to keep; it is that simple! I trust in God; therefore, I promise to love and obey His every word. When I fear something, the trust I have in God comes from the promises He made to me. God’s promise to me that whether I have joy or sorrow, I am protected by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Like Job, I struggle with questions, am hesitant about reality, and lack confidence in my future; but God’s eternal promise gives me the comfort of Hope. My soul rests with God, so I am in comfort. The power in my life belongs to God and therefore, I can love all of his creation. I believe in His promise, so I share my heart with all and forgive them of all things. With God, my promise is also eternal.

© Russell Kendall Carter

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