Has someone ever broken a promise to you?
Sure they have, it’s happened to all of us.
And some of us have broken promises to others.
It hurts, doesn’t it?
Because it means that someone failed us or we failed someone.
Failure in general terms means; lack of something, something is missing, something not completed.
Not keeping a promise to someone or having someone break a promise to us,
can not only break our heart, but our trust.
Rebuilding trust in someone or vice versa takes willingness, forgiveness and time.
And the willingness must come first, for any further good to follow.
What Else Can We Do?
When we’ve been the one that has broken a promise, hopefully we can recognize it.
Then find a way to ask for forgiveness and to renew a friendship or family connection.
Easier said then done, right?
When someone has broken a promise to us, we can ask that individual why,
but we also must be prepared for the answer, it may not be what we want to hear.
Not so easy to do, right?
Life can also teach us not to make promises that we are not willing or able to keep.
Try not to carry something with you that you know your not able to fulfill.
And try not to expect too much from others, that you know they won’t or can’t fulfill.
The Bible Says
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
1 Kings 8:56
Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
He (Abraham) did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Bible Trivia: For those who are called by God, what is His promise? (See Hebrews 9:15) ...For those who are called may recieve the promise of the eternal inhertiance.
Bible Verse: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23