As Christians we are quick to share instances of God’s faithfulness in our lives. But sometimes, when things are not going well, we tend to forget. If this is one of those times for you, I want to remind us that God is faithful.
Even when we aren’t faithful to Him, He is faithful to us. When we are ungrateful for His blessings, 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.
We see God’s faithful His promises to Israel (Deuteronomy 7:9). God promised Noah that 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 faithfully in sent His Son to die for our sins as promised (Hebrews 5:5-10). He kept His promise to bring Him back to life (Matthew 16:21; 27:62-64).
God is faithful. He cannot lie nor can He break a promise (Hebrews 6:18; Numbers 23:19). God is faithful (1 John 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13).
Life changes. Life isn’t what we planned or expected. The future may be uncertain. Our country is challenged politically, racially and economically. We face a virus we can’t defeat. There are protests and rioting in the streets nightly. Churches can’t function normally. Everything is thrown off kilter. But 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 the 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 some reassurance today about God’s faithfulness, look up the references in the blog and read them. Pick out some that really speak to you. Write them down and read them over and over until you memorize them. At the end of the blog are many great promises you can use!
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
Copyright © 2020
ALL OUR NEEDS MET
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name sake. Psalm 23:1-3
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
I will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. John 5:14:15
BLESSING THROUGH TRIALS
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
No temptation/testing has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted/tested beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted/tested, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Cor. 10:13
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Ps. 118:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
REWARD FOR PATIENCE, FAITHFULNESS
But those who hope (wait upon) the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
STRENGTH FOR WHATEVER COMES
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9