Thursday, February 25, 2010

Faithful to the Faithless

"If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself." - 2 Tim. 2:13

How often do we fail to remain faithful to our God? How many times do we seem to forget to trust Him when things get hard? How frequently do we stray from His commands?

Oh, but even more importantly, how wonderful is it to know that our God will remain faithful even when we are faithless!!

Why would He continue to be faithful when it seems we have forgotten about Him? Why would be hold to His promises, when we doubt they will come true? Why, because He cannot do anything other than be faithful! Our God is perfect and unlike so many people we know, His Word is His bond. When He makes a promise, He must be faithful to fulfill that promise because if He did not, He would be denying Himself.

Too often, we deny Him. Too often we doubt. Too often we try to put our lives into our own hands. Thank the Lord, He continues to carry out His plan, His promises!

Imagine for a moment where we would be right now, if God decided one day to say, "Fine, if you will not have faith that I will carry out my promises to you, then I won't. If you don't believe I can use you, then I won't. If you don't think I can restore you to righteousness, then fine, I won't." Whoa! I'm sure we can all think of many many times that we are certainly thankful God did not just leave us high and dry because we wanted to be an idiot.

I can personally say that too often I have given Him good reason to say, "Forget it. You go your way, I'll go mine, since that seems to be what you want." But He doesn't do that. Instead He says, "As much as I wish you wouldn't do this, I'm going to let you, so I can show you how amazing my unconditional love is for you!"

Take some time today, this week, to thank God for His faithfulness in your life. It's the least we can do.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Beautiful, Barbie. It surely DOES make me grateful! Thanks.