“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.” ~ 2 Corinthians 1:20
What does it mean to make a promise? It is assurance that someone will do something. It provides a basis for expectation. Promise is based on believing. “If you believe all things are possible.”
Look at what God has promised: He will supply all our needs, (Phil. 4:19); overwhelming victory (Rom. 8:37-39); power to the weak and strength to the powerless (Is. 40:29-30); healing for our bodies (Is. 53:4-5); to never leave you (Deut. 31:6)
We must know that God’s promises are conditional on obedience to what He asks us to do. “If you keep My commandments, obey My laws, you can eat of the fat of the land.” We quote God’s promises, we read God’s promises but do we believe them? The only power a promise has is if it is believed. Put your confidence in the Promise Maker and let your life be shaped by the trust you put into the One who makes the Promise.
A handshake used to be all that was required to “seal” a deal. God is not a man—He doesn’t lie. His promise is true. He will never leave you.