God comforted His people with a promise. God reassured the remnant that they would be restored. God’s faithful could rely on His promise.
Unlike human promises which are easily broken, God’s promises endure forever (40:8). How do we know we can trust God’s promises?
God is the creator of all we see and feel. While the pagan god, Marduk, sought advice from Ea, the god of wisdom, in the Babylonian creation myth, God consulted no one as he created. God’s promises are everlasting because He is all wisdom and knowledge and does not need to consult anyone else.
God is not an idol made by human hands like the pagan gods. God created the material which people use to create their idols. God’s promises endure forever because He is real and not created by human imagination.
God is in control of the nations. Rulers are appointed by the Lord’s authority. God knows intimate details of His creation. No one is His equal. God’s promises are true because He is greater than anything created.
God does not grow weary. The Lord’s strength carries those who grow tired. God’s promises are timeless because He does not grow weary and is able to keep His promises forever.
You can stand upon the promises of God. God will not abandon you. Repent, be restored, and rest in the promise of your salvation.