How many times have you said the phrase, “I will” only to get distracted and forget what you promised to do? For me it seems to be an occurrence that is becoming more common every day. My life is busy, I get distracted. I don’t mean to forget, I really mean to follow through when I say “I will.”
I have to say I’m not alone in this. There are plenty of times when I ask one of my children or my husband to please do something and the answer I get is “I will.” They mean to take care of it. They just get busy and forget. What they promised doesn’t happen.
It doesn’t make us bad people to forget. It doesn’t mean that we have no regard for the promises we make. It just means we are imperfect human beings in an imperfect world. We forget, we get distracted, we don’t follow through.
I think sometimes our own shortcomings in this regard make us tempted to be less trusting of God’s promises. The scriptures are full of verses where God says “I will.” But we’ve heard that phrase before and the follow through was lacking. Not so with God. When He says “I will.” You can be absolutely assured that He will. He never gets distracted and never forgets a promise. He will always keep His promises. He will always follow through. You can count on it.
Psalm 91:15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.