“Promises are made to be broken.” It seems this holds true these days, even among friends and family. And it is sad that words aren’t honored anymore. And there’s nothing we can do but to forgive them for breaking their promises. It is just disheartening to count on them anymore.
I feel such a huge guilt because I promised my daughter we would take her to the beach come vacation. School is about to start and we haven’t gone out of town yet. It’s too bad that we cannot afford to, yet. But I hope to honor this promise very soon. I am thankful to God that children are very forgiving beings. Next time I must be sure when I give my word. It really breaks my heart to know I disappointed my child and also myself.
As much as possible, I do not like to add the word ‘promise’ to my statements. The disappointment could be greater if I do not deliver. “Saying what you mean, and meaning what you say” should be supported by actions. I guess that’s why people like to say “I’ll try” when they are expected to be there or be on time. “I’ll try” is the new “I promise.”
In this world filled with uncertainty, we are not sure whom to count on and trust in, but we can be sure that God’s promises are never made to be broken. His Word still holds true after so many generations. It will never change, He is the only One whom we can count on and trust in.
1 Kings 8:24
You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today.