The second half of Psalm 119:76 focuses on God’s promises to us (‘May Your unfailing love be my comfort, according to Your promise to Your servant.’) God’s promises to us form the foundation of our lives, for they are based on His character, and He who promised is faithful. (Heb 10:23) Throughout Scripture, we see how God promises things to people: a son and heir to Abraham and Sarah, even though Sarah was barren, a glorious future to Joseph beyond his wildest dreams, rescue from the land of slavery, for example. The fulfilment of these promises may well take time, but the outcome is secure because of God’s faithfulness.
Paul tells us‘‘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.’ (2 Cor 1:20) What do we do while we wait for God to fulfil His promises? Waiting can be difficult, but Peter reminds us that God is not slow in keeping His promises (2 Pet 3:9), even if it may feel like that to us! We need to speak aloud the ‘Amen’, speaking God’s word above the doubts and fears that crowd into our minds as we wait. As we wait, we trust in God’s unfailing love; we are comforted by His unfailing love. We hold on to that love and rest secure in it. God’s timing will always be perfect and we will see the fulfilment of His promises in due season if we do not waver through unbelief.