As you know, people aren’t always able to fulfill their promises, but God always is. His Word says that He is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.”1 God stands behind His promises, so hold Him to them in your hour of need, and He will not fail you.
Have you ever had a friend upon whom you could utterly depend, who was absolutely faithful to you even when things were going wrong? Such friends are few, but oh, how we value them! Someone has said, “There is a strange bond that links a man to that which he has found to be dependable and true. There is a tie that really binds you to the one you can depend upon in stormy weather.” Just so, anyone who has tried and trusted the promises in the Bible when there was no other help, no other hope, nothing else to lean on, has found them to be utterly trustworthy. We know through experience that we can put limitless trust in every word and rest our full weight upon them.
All God asks is simple faith—that you take Him at His word and accept His promises at face value. Many modern people think it utterly ridiculous and impossible to take God’s promises seriously and cash them in at the Bank of Heaven for what we ask for—but that is exactly what God wants us to do.
Those with trusting faith are daily doing things that the skeptics say can’t be done. Those of faith dare to take the promises from God’s Word just as they are, appropriate them for themselves, and act upon them—and they receive in return the most wonderful answers to prayer, solutions, and supply.
These great and precious promises are there for you.2 God means them personally for you, and He will not fail His Word.