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Broken Promises
by Euliza Kinghorn
11/24/10
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The Thesauris tells us that synonyms for "promise" are pledge, declare, vow, swear, profess, guarantee, warrant, etc. No wonder that a broken promise can cause so much pain.
If that promise was a safety net to you, you can be plunged into despair, fear and anger if it is broken.You might even experience physical symptoms of shock like a pounding heart and a dry mouth.
If broken promises formed a pattern when you grew up, the pain and hurt will make you believe Satan's lie that you are alone and that you are not worthy as a person. It can affect your development into adulthood and you might develop a hardened heart. Continued broken promises will harden your heart more and more as you are trying to block the pain and dissapointments. Unfortunately it will also block you from being open to your Heavenly Father's love. You will put your trust in your own abillities, instead of relying on God to take care of you. A hardened heart is like a dam with no inlet our outlet and the contents will go stale.Proverbs 4:23 " Above all else , guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life".
Putting your hope and your trust in your own abilities or in the promises of people, leaves you open to Satan's attacks. It leads you, like Job to be attacked time and time again, because that which you fear, keeps on overtaking you.
The solution is to trust in the everlasting Rock, His promises last forever. Prayerfully start studying His promises in His Word. The more you read and trust in these promises, the more your faith will grow and they will be your sword against Satan's attacks. You will soon be like a tree planted next to a stream that will still bear fruit, even in times of drought.
Isaiah 28:8" See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed." Let Him be your rock and your Foundation. Trust His everlasting promises. People wil still dissapoint you with broken promises, but as your trust is not in them anymore, you will be able to forgive them and be free.

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