Saturday, December 1, 2012
A song of God's faithfulness
Earlier this week a friend and I were chatting about life and the ongoing challenges of this season and I said, "I'm doing a pretty good job running from the Lord."
She responded immediately and confidently with: "It doesn't matter Stacy. God is faithful."
Can I just tell you all that I've pondered and meditated and prayed through and thought endlessly about that statement?
GOD is faithful.
God IS faithful.
God is FAITHFUL.
He is faithful friends.
Whether we're running toward Him or away from Him or just sitting in our muck and mire, He is faithful.
My friend spoke these words in a moment when I didn't even know I needed to hear them. And she said them with an air of confidence that comes from someone who knows. And she knows. She has experienced God's faithfulness in her own life.
We don't need to have all our stuff together for God to show us His power and perfection and provision. He doesn't wait until we've worked through our issues. He meets us where we're at.
We know this because while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
He is abounding in love and faithfulness.
As the image above says, "You were faithful before, You'll be faithful again."
God has been faithful in my life before and I know that His faithfulness has no end. Not faithfulness in that He'll answer my prayers in the way that I want, but God is faithful to walk with me and cover me in His grace every day. He is faithful to receive me just as I am. He is faithful to meet me daily and He is faithful to show up because He is the Living God.
I suspect most people would reference a song such as this after a difficult season is over with. But I believe God calls us to proclaim that He is faithful in the midst of our trials and struggles.
May we all walk our journeys with our mouths declaring God's faithfulness with every step.
According to Matt Redman Never Once is a song he wrote about God's Faithfulness. It is a powerful, beautiful song with lyrics founded in truth.
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful
God you are faithful
Listen to the song and Matt Redman's story here: