One of the major challenges that we experience in relationships, is disappointments and broken promises. It hurts when a loved one makes a promise, that they have no intention or ability to keep. It raises people’s expectations and lands them in despair, when promises are broken and people fail to keep their word.
Children expect parents to be nurturing, loving and caring and to put their needs before their own. Husbands and wives expect their spouses to keep their vow to love, honour and cherish them until death and to remain faithful. A broken promise produces a breach of trust, which then has to be repaired overtime. Frequent disappointments and broken promises from the same relationship, affects emotional well-being. This especially when the relationship is with a significant other, such as a parent or spouse.
Sometimes people may choose to distance themselves from the constant offender, in order to gain healing and wholeness. Sometimes our experience with loved ones, can translate into our relationship with God and affect the level of trust that we place in Him. Our comfort is that God is not a man that he should lie, nor is he human to change his mind (Numbers 23:19).
Isaiah stated that even some nursing women can forget their children, yet God will never forget you (Isaiah 49:15). God’s word to us is an everlasting covenant and he never fails. If God says it then, you can trust that he will do it and he will keep his promise to you. “Although the vision seems delayed, it will come to pass if you wait for it” (Habakkuk 2:3).