2 Corinthians 1:20
20 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. (NIV)
You never have to doubt God’s Word or His promises because He is always and forever faithful. Numbers 23:19 tells us that “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
People can let you down. Even friends can promise you something and never do what they’ve promised. Promises are cheap if the promises aren’t kept. That’s what Paul is emphasizing to the Corinthian church. He wants them to know that everything God’s Word promises for His people—for you, He will do. Paul wants us to know that God is trustworthy.
Even in the midst of your trials and troubles, God is faithful and will not only bring you through whatever it is you face, but will fulfill His Word. He backs it up with the finished work of Jesus. When you understand God’s trustworthiness and faithfulness, you can easily believe that what He has said in His Word is true and He will do what His Word says.
Notice that Paul says the promises God has made are now YES in Christ. In the Old Testament the promises spoke of a time coming. The time came and all was fulfilled by Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection thereby establishing the surety of God’s promises. Therefore because of Jesus’ finished work God’s given His stamp of approval, declaring and proclaiming His trustworthiness to fulfilling His Word. He declares YES that your sin is completely and forever covered by Jesus’ blood; YES that healing is yours right now through Jesus.
There’s no need to doubt because there’s no doubt about it: God is waiting to fulfill in your life what He has promised. Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Look forward in anticipation of a new year ahead FULL of God’s promises being fulfilled, His blessings and grace being multiplied in your life.