Can I say this about anything in my life – that not one has failed?
I’ve had many plans fail. Several relationships failed. Things people said they would do with me and for me failed. When my son, David Glasser, who was a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty almost 5 years ago, I had a mountain of hopes and dreams that blew up. Epic fail.
I could go on.
So Joshua’s words jump out of the pages of my Bible when he says, “You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God have you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.” Joshua 23:14b.
As I look back, I can honestly say this is true for my relationship with God – not one of his promises have failed. You might wonder how I can say that God has kept all his promises to me when my son was murdered. I understand that God never promised me a life full of sunshine and roses. Look at his son, Jesus. His life here on earth was full of problems and temptations and lies and struggles.
What God promises me is he will walk with me through the pain and the grief and the loss. He has kept this promise. He has been my comforter and encourager – my Rock. In many ways, God was the only thing in my world that didn’t fail me when my son was killed and my heart crumbled.
God promises that he will work all things out for my good and I know he’s been busy doing that for me – especially these last 5 years. God promises that he is good all the time and I know that is true. God has promised that my faith in Jesus has given me an forever home with my Father when my struggles on earth are over. I know this is true. My eternal relationship with God has already started and will continue when I take my last breath here on earth and walk with Jesus into heaven.
None of God’s promises have failed and I know they never will.
It’s impossible for God to fail.
Thank you, Abba Father.