"Washboard Abs in 10 days". "The last set of knives you will ever buy". "Learn Spanish in 5 minutes". "Take this pill and never be hungry or lazy or ugly or sleepy or angry or ... ever again". Our whole lives have included such optimistic and grandiose claims. We have been conditioned to realize that "if it seems too good to be true, it probably isn't true." Unfortunately, we treat God with that same pessimism. Fortunately, God isn't trying to sell us something. He is simply giving us EVERYTHING.
Lord, help me to separate the inconsistency and unreliability of this world from your promises that never fail.