Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Recently I have been thinking about the attributes of God due to a monthly meeting I have with fellow board members. Before we discuss business, we open in prayer and discuss that month’s attribute. This month’s was God is faithful. I ruminated on it for a few days, and I struggled pinpointing a specific verse. Several things came to mind, and God’s Word is full of reminders of how faithful our God is and always will be.

Just as the definition of faithful states, God is loyal and steadfast. His steadfast love will endure forever and is loyalty to His people is so evident. I have been reading through the Old Testament since the start of this year, and over and over I have seen God’s faithfulness to His people, the Israelites. I love reading the Old Testament because there are many parallels and clues that point to what happens in the New Testament. Last week I finished reading David’s story, and what stuck out to me in finishing the reading was David’s praise to God: “For does not my house stand so with God? For he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For will he not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?” (2 Samuel 23:5). The reminder of God’s everlasting covenant with David directly points me to the promise fulfilled through Jesus Christ. God told David “and your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever,” (2 Samuel 7:16). With Jesus as God’s Son and the messiah, brought to earth and born in David’s family, this fulfilled the promise to David’s line reigning forever. The proof is shown through with the book of Matthew opening up listing the genealogy of Jesus, the son of David, the son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1). It’s such a beautifully crafted account created and designed by God himself. A perfect reminder of God keeping his promises.

I didn’t share a specific verse for my board meeting, but I did share how the “Waymaker” song kept coming to mind as I thought over how God is faithful. He is a waymaker and a promise keeper. Thank the Lord!

What calls us to doubt God’s faithfulness is our little human flesh, namely impatience. We get tired of waiting and think it will never come. I remember when I prayed for something and thought it would never come too. I’m so glad this month’s attribute focused on God’s faithfulness because April is a month of my personal reminder of how God has and continues to be so good to me.

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this month, and Daniel is an answer to a long-time prayer. Sometimes when we get on each other’s nerves from time to time, I have to remind myself about that though. Haha! I still remember that long waiting period and how lonely I felt before we began dating. It wasn’t until I let go and leaned fully into God’s Word, trusting He will bring the right person along, that Daniel entered into my life permanently.

I love our love story, and it still gives me goosebumps to this day. Our decision to get married in April was not a light one either. When I think of April, the start of spring, feelings of hope, renewal, and life come to mind. The air starts to warm, everything is green, and flowers are blooming. All the beauty is overwhelming, and I could not think of a better time for us to get married as I looked around and saw all the new life blooming.

I also think of Easter, even though I know it doesn’t always fall in April. We got married on Easter weekend, which to me was even better than I could have dreamed. Easter holds a special place in my heart as it is believers’ reminder for our Savior dying on the cross to give us a chance at new life with Him.

Although my waiting period on my husband ended, it doesn’t mean there aren’t more things to come in this life. We all are in another waiting period. We await the day for Jesus to come back and claim His bride, the church. I know many people talk about how they can’t wait and wish He would come on now. I for one do not fret or worry about when it will be. I do rest in knowing my God is faithful, and He fulfills His promises. I know Jesus is coming back and that is enough for me. That reassurance gives me much peace to this anxious, planner heart of mine.

So, from my board meeting, I’ve been inspired to do some more digging on God’s faithfulness specifically. I’ve done some studying and grouped verses that remind me of God’s faithfulness. I’m listing them below in case anyone would also like the reminder. This year I’ve been working on writing Scripture on my heart so whenever the enemy tries to attack, I am spiritually prepared.

Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Psalm 136: 1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

Deuteronomy 7:9 says, “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”

Revelation 21:4 says about what is to come, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 says, “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”

Psalm 89:1 says, “I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.”

Deuteronomy 32:4 says, “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.”

and ultimately, the first verse I ever committed to memory of my heart, John 3:16 reads and reminds, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Heavenly Father, we praise your faithfulness. Thank you for all the blessings you have given us in this life, from our family and relationships to the beautiful wildflowers. You remind me over and over, through the triumphs and trials, that you are GOOD, always. Your Word reminds me to not grow weary for Jesus has already defeated death and won. You are a way maker, and promise keeper. Hallelujah! You are a good, good father, and your praise will forever be on my lips. Amen.

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