Our Faithful God

Our Faithful God
April 13, 2020
Howard Bennett

We all know what it means to be UN-faithful. We see that every day in our dealing with family and friends – it’s hard to find someone we can trust to be faithful. It’s likely that we have all relied on someone who eventually fails us. Maybe, they even pinky-promised they would do something for us!!! The truth is, most of us will fail to be faithful at some point in our lives. But, God will NEVER fail to be faithful. This COVID-19 situation may be causing us to question God’s faithfulness. We might be tempted by these thoughts: • God said everything works for my good, but how is me losing my job for my good? • God said He would never leave me or forsake me, but it feels like He’s done just that. • God says He loves me, but this doesn’t feel like something a loving God would do. Times like this REQUIRE that we remind ourselves that our God is a FAITHFUL God! Deuteronomy 7:9: "Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;" Numbers 23:19: “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" Lamentations 3:22-23: "22 The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness." God is a faithful God. For us, this means we can trust in God: • We can trust in His promises • We can trust in His word • We can trust in His love for us When God says He will never leave us or forsake us, we can trust in that because He is a faithful God. He will keep His promises. When God says He will provide ALL OF OUR NEEDS – we can trust that. He is a faithful God! We need not worry that God will fail us. He CAN be trusted. Certainly, we don’t get our way at times – but we can be assured and we can fully trust that whatever happens to us has been sent to us by a FAITHFUL God. Whether we like it or not – what God sends our way is the best thing for us as God uses whatever we face to make us more like Christ – and that is our ultimate aim (I hope!) This is an amazing quality that He possesses and something that should provide tremendous comfort to us – yet we have trials or struggles and we begin to doubt God. The SAME GOD WHO HAS NEVER FAILED US YET! Spurgeon says this: “We do not know which to wonder the most at: the faithfulness of God--or the unbelief of His people. He keeps His promise a thousand times--and yet our next trial makes us doubt Him. He never fails--and yet we are as continually vexed with anxieties, molested with suspicions, and disturbed with fears.” Believer, God CAN be trusted – no matter our circumstances. He is a faithful God!
Howard Bennett - Elder

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