By Ron Cook

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married for 41 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron ministers to hundreds of pastors annually through mentorship, counseling, and by phone. He has been a Pastor for 40 years and understands the stress of ministry, and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well.

    Broken Promises

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    How many times has someone you placed a high level of confidence in made a promise only to not just break the promise but also shatter the promise? This seems to be one of those unfortunate, reoccurring things we have to face in a fallen, fallible world. When promises are broken, it hurts. The level of confidence we placed in the person magnifies the hurt.

    When promises are made and broken, it hurts. When we are told half-truths, better known as lies, they wound. When people carelessly change their mind with no thought of how it affects a pastor, his family, their future and the future of the local church it can be devastating. The wake of destruction, hurt, and pain of many are never considered by the few that are determined to do church their way.

    For those of us who have experienced the pain of broken promises, the one constant that we must hold to is, God never makes a promise that He does not fulfill. Regardless of the pain you are experiencing or are recovering from, hold on to the truths of God’s promises. He has not forsaken you or forgotten you.

    Numbers 23:19 states “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”

    Now that is a promise we can count on!

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