Is God faithful?

Is God faithful?

Do you believe that He is?

In all things?

I got a call from a dear friend this morning who said her sister’s house had burnt to the ground last night.  Thankfully, everyone had gotten out of the house and all were okay.  But otherwise they lost everything in the fire.  Clothes, furniture, keepsakes, cell phones, pictures…everything.  Is God still faithful?

I have another precious friend who is lying in a hospital bed in the den of her mother’s home completely crippled by MS.  She can’t walk, can’t really talk and recently had to have a feeding tube put in.  She loves her some Jesus and we are all still standing, waiting for the day when God heals her body and lifts her up out of that bed…but He hasn’t yet.  Is God still faithful?

Not that long ago, a young woman in my church was killed in a car accident.  She was a Godly woman, a wife and a mother of two small children.  She leaves behind a husband to care for their two sweet babies that will probably have only vague, if any, recollections of the woman who carried them in her womb.  Is God still faithful?

Sometimes life comes at us with stuff that we are sure will do us in.  We try desperately to see God in situations as we nearly choke on our tears.  We cry out to Him, “why?” only to sometimes hear silence on the other end.  We find ourselves wandering in what feels like a desert, our cheeks bright pink burned from the fire we are walking through.  We try with everything in us to find that small oasis of understanding, yet our mouths are still dry.  At times we arrive at a place where absolutely nothing makes a single bit of sense and we almost want to throw our hands in the air and be done with the whole mess.

But…

In the midst of all of that…when all our expectations have gone down the toilet, when we feel we’ve been stripped of everything we hold dear, when the pain of our experiences threaten to suck the life out of us

is

          God

                    still

                                        faithful?

 

Yes

Yes. He is.

He has to be. 

Because He can’t be both faithful and unfaithful.  God is either always faithful or He never is.  We have to decide that either we believe what He says about Himself or we don’t.  The Bible says that God is light and in Him there is no darkness (I John 1:5).  He’s not a little of both…He’s all of one and nothing of the other. 

I think God has been driving this point home with me.  We can’t allow circumstances that we see with our eyes cause our belief in His love for us to waiver.  He. Is. Good.  Always.  We have to stand on that promise.  No matter what.

Do you believe He is faithful?

God expose our hearts…if there be any doubt or unbelief in us, please bring it to the light.  You are a faithful God ~ in all things.  Your love never fails us.  And when everything around us is crumbling, You, Lord are our firm foundation on which to stand. 

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you;

He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Do not be afraid;

Do not be discouraged.

Deuteronomy 31:8

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3 thoughts on “Is God faithful?

  1. Reminds me of the hymn “In Christ the solid Rock, I stand”… it’s one of my favorites.

    My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
    On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
    All other ground is sinking sand.

    When darkness veils His lovely face,
    I rest on His unchanging grace;
    In every high and stormy gale
    My anchor holds within the veil.
    On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
    All other ground is sinking sand.

    His oath, His covenant, and blood
    Support me in the whelming flood;
    When every earthly prop gives way,
    He then is all my Hope and Stay.
    On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
    All other ground is sinking sand.

    When He shall come with trumpet sound,
    Oh, may I then in Him be found,
    Clothed in His righteousness alone,
    Faultless to stand before the throne!
    On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
    All other ground is sinking sand.

  2. God IS always faithful! We are the ones who waver. I think sometimes God lets us have hardship so we will stop wavering and commit ourselves to Him. Notice in the bad times how most people will remember Him?

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