Today's Devotional Thought
March 05, 2013 by Rachel Piferi
God is Faithful
God’s faithfulness is mentioned many times in the Bible. In fact, faithfulness seems to be a favorite topic throughout the Old and New Testaments. So, what does it mean to us when we say God is faithful?
Faithfulness is defined in the dictionary as steadfast in affection or allegiance and firm in adherence to promises, and reliable, trusted, or believed. Someone who is faithful is trustworthy, honest, and follows through on their promises. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, we get clues to what it means when we refer to God’s faithfulness. Psalm 100:5 says, “For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Matthew 24:35 says, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 28:30 says, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” And, Deuteronomy 7:9 says, “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”
In these and other passages, God’s faithfulness refers to His enduring commitment to us. He promises to be with us forever and is fully committed to us. In the Old Testament, God promised His people that He would send a Messiah and we see a fulfillment of that promise through Jesus Christ. And in the New Testament, God promises His people that we can spend eternity with Him if we merely accept His Son’s sacrifice. That is a promise that He is faithful to fulfill and that is the hope that the author of today’s verse asserts that we should hold onto.
The tagline for After the Miracle is finding hope together. And, the goal of this webpage is to remind each other daily that we have hope through a relationship with Jesus Christ. We have seen in our lives that God has been faithful to see us through our struggles. Sometimes things have turned out in ways that pleased us and sometimes things have turned out in ways that have confused us, angered us, or saddened us. But, what we have found through all of our experiences is that God is faithful to see us through and if we trust Him and really embrace that His ways are higher than our ways, then we can endure the struggles in ways that we never imagined were possible.
The hope that we are finding is that God is faithful and that He will fulfill His promises to us. And, those promises are not that we will have a pleasant life on this Earth. His promise to us is that we can have a relationship with Him that we can draw comfort from and that someday we will be with Him in eternity. And, when we are struggling, we rest in the fact that God is with us, that He is in all of our todays and all of our tomorrows and He will never leave us. And, we will be with Him in eternity someday.
When you find yourself in a time of need or despair or angst, reflect on God’s promise of a relationship with you. And trust in His faithfulness and promises that He will never leave you and that you can be with Him today and forever. Our God is faithful and the Bible is full of stories where God was faithful to deliver people through their struggles. And, He can be trusted to see you through too.