God is Faithful

We’ve reached a new month, the month of September. I’m sorry to see the summer go but am hopeful that the fall will be a good one of rest, clarity and focus. Last month we spent a lot of time talking about peace and the role it plays in our lives. This month we’ll be discussing faithfulness. To be faithful means to be true to one’s word, promises, and vows, and to be reliable, trusted, or believed.

I thought today it would be important to talk about God since He’s one of the best examples of faithfulness we can find. We humans tend to make mistakes, do things we shouldn’t and aren’t always as responsible as we should be, but that’s not the case with God. No, God remains faithful even beyond us being unfaithful; in periods of struggle He promises to be there.

Isaiah 54:10 says: “”For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”

The awesome thing about this declaration of God’s faithfulness is that He doesn’t say that He’ll fight our battles or be there when we scrape a knee or mess up with our partners, no, He promises love. Throughout the Bible we read about God’s promise of unending, unfailing, incomprehensible love. This kind of love is usually so far beyond anything we’ve experienced in our lives that we don’t always know how to react and what to do when presented with it. It’s like that gift we got from Santa but couldn’t believe Santa really got it for *us,* that we were that lucky.

Being faithful in today’s world is a life-long task. It’s not something we can do once and it be done, no, we have to keep trying. We won’t always get it right but hopefully this month we can all learn something about how we can be more faithful, and why we want to do it too.

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