For I am the Lord : I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord God . Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off. Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God ; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God .
I am reading through Ezekiel right now and was blessed by this passage this morning.
Sometimes we can get discouraged by the failure of others or even ourselves to do the things we said we would do. Maybe it's the politician who didn't carry out his promises, or a salesman that didn't deliver the quality of goods you expected. Maybe it's your parents that couldn't quite hold up their end of the deal or your husband who didn't make it home by the time he said he would. Whatever it is, we all know and can relate to the feeling of disappointment that comes with these situations.
One thing about God that we can be sure about is that He will keep His Word! He has promised that and He cannot lie. (Numbers 23:19) He will always DO what He has said he will do. We can trust Him without fear of disappointment.
God is so much greater than our finite minds can comprehend and we may not understand all the 'whys' of life. He alone can see the big picture. He also doesn't operate in the constraints of time, like we do. So we shouldn't be surprised if He doesn't always work in our lives or the lives of those around us in the ways we expect. This should not make us trust Him less, but rather more, knowing that "He makes all things beautiful, in His time" (Ecclesiasties 3:11).
Choose to trust Him today. Look for things that He has promised in His Word and cling to them. You will not be disappointed or have your hopes dashed!
"The word which I have spoken shall be done"