Will God release you from a promise you made Him and give you forgiveness for failing to keep the promise?
Jesus tells us that our word is binding and that our ‘yes’ should mean ‘yes’ and our ‘no’ should mean ‘no’ (Matt 5:37). We are warned that we should perform our vows to the Lord (Ps 76:11). Eccl 5:4-5 makes it clear that if we make a promise before God – we need to stick with it. Can you be forgiven if you made a promise and then failed? Yes (1 Jn 1:9), but if you made a promise to God and now simply want out of it because it is more difficult than you thought it would be… that’s a different story. God takes our promises seriously, and we need to as well.