Monday, September 2, 2013

God’s Faithfulness

Webster’s Dictionary 1828 defines faithfulness (dictionary link) as: “1. Fidelity; loyalty; firm adherence to allegiance and duty; as the faithfulness of a subject.
2. Truth; veracity; as the faithfulness of God.
3. Strict adherence to injunctions, and to the duties of a station; as the faithfulness of servants or ministers.
4. Strict performance of promises, vows or covenants; constancy in affection; as the faithfulness of a husband or wife.”

God’s faithfulness is all around us, if we would just open our eyes and soften our hearts.  If we can somehow see the unseen through understanding how God deals with His people, we can praise God even in the midst of pain, as well as the good times.  It is a part of God’s character and nature to be faithful—He cannot be anything but faithful.  We can fully trust God in all things.   

If we can focus our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (see Hebrews 12:2 see here), we’ll find ourselves able to honestly proclaim the words to the hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness.

God is faithful to provide for His children; think about how God has provided for you when you thought all was hopeless.  Perhaps, the most difficult time to grow in our faith is during the times of calmness and good—when things are going well. Being faithful in all circumstances is important.

In fact, Paul, the apostle, talks about this in several of his letters. Paul was able to be joyful and content in all things, no matter what his circumstances.  In fact, he wrote his letter to the Philippians (“the book of joy”) from a jail cell—where he was awaiting to learn his fate.  Paul was martyred for his testimony in Jesus.  

How do we react when we face trials?  What about good times?  When is it easiest for you to grow in faith and relationship with God?
“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning:  great is thy faithfulness.”  (Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV)

 Please join with me in prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to see your faithfulness to us in our daily lives, so that we can truly sing the words to Great is Thy Faithfulness.  Thank you for your great faithfulness to us.  We acknowledge our powerlessness without you to live our lives.  Teach us to grow in our relationship with you.  In Jesus’ precious name, we pray, Amen.

From my heart to yours,



  1. Amen, Kim! He is, indeed, faithful in all things. How thankful I am for our mighty God!

  2. Thanks Martha! I'm so thankful for our mighty God too!

    God Blessings upon you and your family.


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