I was praying and reading the Word tonight, and I felt like God gave me the word “promise” for 2023. I came across Joshua 21:45 which says, “Not one of all of the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”
Towards the end of 2020, I had a conversation with someone, and I remember her telling me, “God’s promises are so true.” She told me that one day I could look back on that season of my life and see how God was there in the same way the Israelites could see God in the waiting leading up to the Promised Land.
The next year I held onto the word strength, and this year my word was joy/delight. It’s easy for me to put God in a box or to think that what I pray for is too far for God to reach. Doing photography full time was so hard for me because I was so afraid of failure that I doubted God’s voice. I obeyed, but I continued to doubt thinking I knew my plans for the future were better than His.
God keeps his promises, and we need to be willing to completely surrender and listen to His voice. I’ve realized not all of the promises come right away. Not all of the promises are easy when we are anxious in the waiting. This year of 2023 I want to believe in God’s promises for my life and hold fast to them… His promises are worth the wait.