GREAT IS GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
As church leaders, we often preach and teach on the faithfulness of God. We worship and praise God for His faithfulness. But sometimes we still need to remind ourselves just how faithful! Covid is a hard time for everyone, especially pastors. Churches aren’t meeting and it is hard to talk to our people and help them grow. Our people need a lot of help and encouragement today, sometimes more than we have to give. Many pastors do not have money and that makes life hard for their families. We know God is faithful, but it’s good to be reminded. I want to remind you He is faithful no matter your need or situation.
God is always faithful, even when we don’t recognize it or thank Him. When we are ungrateful for the blessings He gives us, He is still faithful. When we forget Him and put other things first, He is remains faithful. When we are too busy to pray or read the Bible His faithfulness continues. When we doubt His love or goodness, He is still faithful. Even when we are in sin, He remains faithful to us.
The Bible tells about God’s faithfulness to keep His promises to Israel (Deuteronomy 7:9). God promised Noah he would keep him safe (Genesis 6:17-18; 9:9-17). He kept His promise to return the Jews to their land (Zechariah 8:7-8). God was faithful in sending His Son to die for our sins (Hebrews 5:5-10). He kept His promise to bring Jesus back to life (Matthew 16:21; 27:62-64).
God is faithful. He cannot lie neither can He break a promise .(Hebrews 6:18; Numbers 23:19). God is always faithful (1 John 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13).
Life changes. Life doesn’t go in the direction we want it to go. The future can seem unsure. Our world is going through a very hard time, and it may not get better for a while. But God is faithful. He promises to provide our needs not all our wants. (Matthew 6:25-34). He promises to give us His peace as we trust Him (Philippians 4:4-7). He promises to be with us. There is nothing to fear (Isaiah 41:10-13). Yes, God is faithful.
Sing with me: “Great is Your faithfulness, O God my father. There is no shadow of turning in thee. Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.” Let that great hymn play in your mind and heart throughout this day.
1 Corinthians 1:9 “God, who has called you into fellowship with His son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 “The Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”
If you need reassurance about God’s faithfulness, then read the references in the blog. Pick out some that speak to you. Write them down and read them over and over until you memorize them.
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cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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