"Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me..."
Over the past few days, my mind has drifted back to those times when I found myself stuck between a rock and a hard place...those times when pain and trouble were so deep I couldn't see a way out. I reminisced on the seasons when it seemed God had completely forgotten about me, and I had reached the end of my rope. My thoughts took me back to that place where I had prayed and cried, and worried and stressed, trying to figure out how situations would work out in my life.
As I sat reflecting over my trying times, I realized something - God came through for me. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Without fail, He came to my rescue, met me at my point of need, and held true to His promises to me in His Word. Whether the situation was great or small, something I'd brought upon myself or occurred from being tried in the fire, even when I'd been faithless, the Lord has always been faithful to be and do all that I have needed.
Worry is a natural reaction when situations grow beyond your ability to solve them. When what you see, or feel, shows you that the thing you're dealing with is bigger than you, it's easy to panic and believe that there's no solution to your problem. And sometimes, no matter how much you pray, because your problem seems so enormous, you forget that God is all-powerful and there is absolutely nothing He can't handle or fix. Once you have tried everything you know to do - that didn't help - you feel like there's nothing else that can be done to bring the resolve you need.
But wait, don't give up just yet.
Before you stress yourself another day, think about this: Has God ever failed to come to your rescue? Has His mercy and grace ever failed to cover you? Has His hand of provision ever failed to meet your need? Has He ever failed to keep a promise? Has He ever failed to answer your call? Has He ever left you alone?
If you answer truthfully, you will see that God has always been faithful to you...and He forever will be. There's no need in worrying when the God you serve has a track record that lacks any ounce of inconsistency. Even if it's at the ninth hour, God will always prove Himself to be faithful. He is totally incapable of letting you down.
God is reliable. God is trustworthy. God is consistent. You need only trust him.
In your marriage...
In your health...
In your pain...
In your struggle...
In your finances...
In your ministry...
In the call upon your life...
In every single thing that concerns you...
Great is the faithfulness of our infallible God.
Here are a few scriptures to remind you of the Lord's great faithfulness:
"Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass." 1 Thessalonians 5:24, NASB
"God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:9, NLT
"For the Lord your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them." Deuteronomy 4:31, NASB
"Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands." Deuteronomy 7:9, NLT
"God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?" Numbers 23:19, NLT
"For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you." Isaiah 54:10, NLT
"For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us." 2 Corinthians 1:20, KJV
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23, NKJV
Today, may you be reminded that God is faithful.
Thanks for reading!