When God Breaks His Promises

Have you ever felt that God broke a promise?


God I thought your promises were yes and amen?


God I thought you were not slack concerning your promises?


God I do ALL I can to obey you, to worship you, to honor you.


I do the uncomfortable for your glory.

I serve your people wholeheartedly.

I live your statues at the risk of being ridiculed.

I fast and pray.

I study Your word.

I hungrily seek you, commune with you.

I pray according to Your will.


And the payback?


A broken promise.


Blows that hit below the belt. Crushing events that are in directly violation against Your Word that I prayed in accordance with Your will.


So what do you do when the enemy’s darts penetrate your breastplate?


What happens when the arrows with their poisonous tips leech death into your marriage, into the lives of your children, into your self-esteem, your bank account, or your health?


I pray you DON’T do like I did initially.


My first response was to attack the ONE who would ensure my victory.


But isn’t that human nature? To turn on the ONE you are closest to? I lashed out in hurt and anger. I told my loving, devoted ONE He was a liar. I told Him He was a promise breaker.


As my flesh was having its tirade, my Spirit could not deny Truth. A song I had been listening to all week bombarded my thoughts. The song had me in its grip and wouldn’t let me go. The song says over and over, “You’re a great God, you are great.” This refrain was the weight that kept me anchored in Truth. It is so important to hide Truth in our hearts so that when we are faced with mountains too high to climb and valleys too deep to traverse, our hearts won’t fail.


With my face in the carpet I cried a river of tears. I repented for speaking contrary to His Truth. I asked Him for eyes to see. I asked Him for the mind of Christ. I thanked Him for being a promise keeper. And while I still can’t see the fulfillment of the promise, I thank Him that the promise still stands.


Not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.

Joshua 23:14


Fellow blogger Patti, writing over at All Things New Blog also presents an interesting juxtaposition on forgiving God. Like God breaking His promises, these are sensitive topics that need to be handled tenderly with TRUTH. Her words of grace in this post blessed me tremendously. Please CLICK HERE to read her post On Forgiving God.


I stand on His Word. I stand on His promises. I’m learning day by day that His promises are rarely delivered in the manner that I expect. His method of delivery ensures His promises are delivered to the right address, at the right time and have been handled with care, even if I don’t recognize the wrapping or the return address.


And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

2 Peter 1:4


I’ll leave you with some words from singer Alan Jackson,


Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call

Resting in my Savior as my all in all,

Standing on the promises of God.


As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!

4 replies
  1. Former christian
    Former christian says:

    I was once a Christian. Cried for gods help for years but he did not save me. I became an atheist and fixed my own problems. I know now there is no God. Unfortunately there is no heaven and grace. I take solace that one day people will stop believing in God and recognize the truth

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Dear Soul,
      How grateful I am that you stopped by, read the post and left a comment. It is no accident or happenstance that bought you here but indeed a Sovereign God who orchestrates all things. My heart breaks to hear that you cried out to God and felt He did not save you. Sometimes the hurt MAN causes gets deflected onto God. Sometimes we don’t understand what He does and why He does it. When my mother died, I denounced my belief in any God. I went on to explore different Eastern religions, Islam, and Agnostic. After careful examination, and giving myself time to heal, the road led me to Christ. It is my prayer that you will visit me again here at on this blog and that your heart will be Inspired to Live Fully!

  2. Candace
    Candace says:

    Praise music is such an amazing way to stay focused on the beauty of Christ. I listen to it every morning while taking my son to school. It really sets the tone for the day. I’m sorry for your tears, Tyra, but so glad you came back to the truth that He is a promise keeper. Praying for your continued strength in this truth, my friend.


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