Promises. We’ve heard a lot of promises. People saying they will do something, and then we wait and see if they actually will. Promises made are not the same as promises kept. Christmas is a time when we hear a lot of promises. “I promise I won’t fight with your side of the family this year. I promise I won’t work right through the holidays. I promise I will do what I promised I would do!” Today more than ever we need to know that promises will not just be made, but that they will be kept. Here are a few promises for the Advent season: God loves you. Even when you’re not sure He does. God can be trusted. Even when your trust has been broken. God has a plan. Even when it seems like everything is out of control. God is with us. Even when it seems He is far away.