DAY 04 : GOD IS Faithful
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.”
WHAT DOES THIS TRUTH, THAT HE IS FAITHFUL, MEAN FOR ME?
First, what does it mean that God is faithful?
It means that He is perfectly loyal, constant, true, devoted, unwavering, steadfast, dedicated, committed.
So if God is faithful, committed, devoted, constant, unwavering and loyal that means I can trust Him to always keep His promises.
He will do what He has said He will do. He will accomplish what He sets out to accomplish. He keeps His promises.
What are some of His promises?
He promises to be my refuge and my strength. So that means that I can run to Him for refuge because I know he will always be there. I never have to doubt His constant presence.
He promises that He will never leave me so that means I can go about my day knowing I am not alone in this.
He promises to bring good from this heartache. That means I can joyfully search for the ways He is working to bring about redemption.
He promises a future and a hope and an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading that He is guarding and keeping safe by His power so I can look toward the future knowing that my present circumstance is not the end.
We see through human eyes and humanity is never perfectly loyal or perfectly committed or perfectly constant so it is difficult to imagine a God who is.
God’s faithfulness is not fickle. It does not depend on our ability to love Him in return or our ability to live a faithful life. He is faithful because He is faithful — His constancy and commitment is not dependent on how big our faith is or how good we are or how well we are handling our grief. It is because He is a good God who’s faithfulness is without measure. It reaches to the heavens. It has no bounds.
There is nothing you could do or have done that would ever limit His faithfulness or His love towards you. And because His faithfulness never wavers you can trust Him to keep His promises.
Father, thank you for being a God that is faithful, constant and committed. Unwavering. Thank you for being a God who keeps His promises. For being a God I can trust even amidst the pain.