“The Shelter of God’s Promises” written by Shelia Walsh provides much hope for those who feel like God may have abandoned them or forgotten to do what He says He will do. That’s just it our God does what He says He will do. Walsh writes, “God’s promises are as dependable as He is. Because they are Him.”
We may often feel like God owes us something, when in reality that is more of what our culture has instilled in us. “Culture has driven us to think of promises as a personal fulfillment, when God’s promises are not about us, but about Him and being saved by Him. God’s promises are an expression of His holiness.” We are ultimately called to make much of Him as we watch Him fulfill promise after promise just as He did in the beginning with Adam and Eve. Because of their disobedience and now separation from God, God promised them way to make things right once again. This was the promise of His Son…Isaiah 53 tells us what is to come….Jesus’ death and resurrection. We have seen this promise to be true and in fact we celebrate this promise on this Easter weekend.
Seeing promises fulfilled may not always on our time; but they are in His perfect timing. Walsh offers great insight into how we can embrace God’s promises that offer peace, confidence, love, grace, hope and strength. Each chapter is written with captivating stories that share personal testimonies of how God’s promises can be seen every day…whether it is a good day or a bad day.
I was encouraged to live free in the knowledge that it is God’s desire for me to transformed in the way that I think and live…and to understand that He is always a promise keeper!