There are so many uncertainties in life.
Will that person love and respect me? Will the dream I’m longing for turn out the way I want? Will the pain go away? Will the things and people I’m counting on be there for me tomorrow?
Maybe. Perhaps. It’s a possibility. Or … probably not. Unlikely. Don’t bet on it. That uncertainty can lead to a lot of stress and worry in life.
With God, it’s always “Yes.”
Not in the sense that God will always say “Yes” to what I want. He won’t always fulfill my dreams. He won’t always take away the pain. Because only he knows which dreams are in the end bad and which pain is working for good. But when it comes to God’s promises, the answer is always “Yes.”
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20)
In the context of that verse the Apostle Paul admits that he didn’t always know what the next day would bring. Sometimes his plans had to change. But not God’s promises. God’s promises are always “Yes,” so Paul could say “Amen.” That word doesn’t mean “the end.” It’s a declaration of certainty that says, “Yes, I know that’s true and I’m counting on it 100%.”
Let your mind run through some of the promises you know God has made to you:
- Is God my Father still fully in control of his plan for this world and for me?
- Does Jesus, my Savior, forgive me once again today for the ways I’ve turned away from him?
- Does the Holy Spirit have a purpose for me today … a role for me in the body of Christ?
If the answer is a flat-out “No,” then what a horrible existence my life is today! If the answer is “Maybe,” that’s hardly better, because that leaves room for the uncertainly and fear that perhaps everything is still about to fall apart … who knows?!?
But the answer isn’t “No” or “Maybe.” God assures us that every promise he has ever made to us is “Yes” is Jesus. So we live our lives as a confident “Amen” in him.