"The Power of a Promise...."

"For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Do you know the power of a promise? Men and women will go through a year of preparation...just on the power of a promise! Our kids will be on their best behavior...just on the power of promise! We come to work every day for weeks on ends...just on the power of a promise. We elect people to political office...just on the power of promise. Much of our lives are based on promises.

There is one thing that I have learned in these few years of life and pray that you have also...Be careful what you PROMISE! For you are as good as your word. In short, your follow through of your promise! This is especially true since the LORD has blessed me with kids. You learn never promise anything that you don't or can't fulfill, because your child will remember the promise and wash your face with it.

In spite of it all and realization that we don't have the power or the ability to deliver on many of our promises, there is one who is able! For God let's us know that "I (He) will never leave you nor forsake you." Through the good times and the bad, through the up and downs, through the sorrows and in joy...He will be with us! And Guess What?

He's true to His Word!!!

Faithful...Is He Who Has Promised

Are you passing through a testing?
Is your pillow wet with tears?
Do you wonder what the reason,
Why it seems God never hears?
Why it is you have no answer
To your oft-repeated plea,
Why the heaven still is leaden
As you wait on bended knee?

Do you wonder as you suffer,
Whether God does understand,
And if so, why He ignores you,
Fails to hold you in His hand?
Do black doubts creep in, assail you,
Fears without, and fears within,
Till your brave heart almost falters
And gives way to deadly sin?

All God's testings have a purpose --
Some day you will see the light.
All He ask is that you trust Him,
Walk by faith and not by sight.
Do not fear when doubts beset you,
Just remember -- He is near;
He will never, never leave you,
He will always, always hear.

Faithful is He who has promised,
He will never let you fall,
Daily will the strength be given
Strength for each and strength for all.
He will gladly share pain with you,
He will gladly give you peace.
Till your tired and weary body
Finds its blessed, glad release.

When the darkened veil is lifted,
Then, dear heart, you'll understand
Why it is you had to suffer,
Why you could not feel His hand
Giving strength when it was needed,
Giving power and peace within
Giving joy thru tears and trial,
Giving victory over sin.

So till then just keep on trusting,
Thru the sunshine and the rain,
Thru the tears and thru the heartaches,
Thru the smiles and thru the pain--
Knowing that our Father watches,
Knowing daily strength He'll give,
Victory for each passing hour,
This is life, so let us live!

--- John E. Zoller

Many times when we are going through situations it seems as though God is not there or not listening to answer our prayers. Yet, it is doing these times that we learn patience, perseverance and most of trust in God that we may be witnesses for God. Truly, there is POWER in a PROMISE KEPT!!!

Have a Blessed Day...Be PRAYERFUL and THANKFUL for all things!!!
The Power of a Promise!

May God Richly Bless You!!
James Hewitt