By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 1:4
Promises bring the future or the past into the present. “I promise I did what you asked” means bringing the assurance of a past action into the present. “I promise I will get it done” means being assured in the present of something in the future. In both cases, assurance is the result—or should be the result—of a promise.
But a promise is only as good as the trustworthiness of the promise-maker. For that reason, we are able to rest assured that what God promises, God will perform. God’s promises—His words to His people—reflect His character. Because God is true, His words are true (Psalm 119:160; John 17:17). If God, who is perfect in His being, ever failed to keep a promise, He would cease to be God (Titus 1:2).
God’s promises are great and precious. By embracing them, we partake of the nature and character of God—and become more faithful promise makers and promise keepers ourselves. Rest assured: God’s words are true.
Faith always sees the [rainbow] of covenant promise whenever sense sees the cloud of affliction.