God Is Faithful
"He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.—1 Thessalonians 5:24"
never calls us to do anything without faithfully keeping His word and
enabling us to do it. We are not always faithful to do what God tells
us, but He remains faithful and stands by His word to fulfill what He
has promised (Isa. 46:11).
children of Israel reached the Red Sea, they might have concluded that
God had abandoned His promise to them. The sea was barring their
advance, and the murderous Egyptian army was racing to overtake them!
Yet God proved then, as He has ever since, that He is absolutely
faithful to every word He speaks to His children.
may have spoken to you about something in particular—a ministry in your
church, the way to raise your children, or what you should do in your
job. You have obeyed Him, but now you face a Red Sea experience. It
seems that what you thought God wanted to accomplish is not happening.
Perhaps your ministry has not been well received, or your children are
rebelling, or those at your workplace are criticizing your actions.
Trust in the character of God. It is His nature to be faithful. The
testimony of His people throughout the ages is expressed by the
psalmist, who declared: "I have been young, and now I am old; / Yet I
have not seen the righteous forsaken, / Nor his descendants begging
bread” (Ps. 37:25).
Regardless of how
bleak your present circumstances are, do not lose hope. No one has ever
experienced unfaithfulness on God's part! Allow time for God to reveal
His faithfulness to you. Someday you will reflect on what God has done
and praise Him for His absolute faithfulness to you.