"And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, oh Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you." Psalm 9:10
Everything in life seems so fragile, temporary, and fleeting. Perhaps you find yourself wondering if there's anything you can really count on. Our world changes by the day. News headlines change by the hour. We may feel disjointed or unsteady at times when weconsider the state of the world we live in. What tragedy or disaster will come tomorrow?
But God, He isn't like that. God remains.
God remains faithful.
God remains just.
God remains holy.
God remains good.
God remains your friend,
By the hour, by the day,
tomorrow, and forever.
God is never going to let you down or walk away. God remains with you when you're facing your hardest challenge. God remains with you in your darkest moment. God remains with you when everyone else seems to have disappeared. God remains.
And God understands every situation you're going through, feelings that you have, thoughts that pass through your mind. God knows it all and His presence will remain with you when you call upon Him.
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23
It can be hard to grasp that God is truly as good as Scripture makes Him out to be, right? Our parents fail us. Our brothers and sisters let us down. Our friends hurt us and mess up. Our experiences with human beings can easily disrupt our ability to believe and comprehend how good and loving God really is.
The brokenness of humanity, though, doesn't extend to God's character. God is faithful and that means that He will always be with you and that He could never be any less perfect, compassionate and loving. When we make time for God in our lives, we get to know Him firsthand, and it becomes easier and easier to trust that just as Scripture teaches, He is good, and faithful, and will remain.
"But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." Psalm 86:15
If you find yourself doubting, or afraid to really put your hope and trust in God, the answer is to spend time with Jesus. Find time each day to pray. To worship. To read the Bible. To talk to Jesus over coffee. To silently reflect on who He is and wait for His guidance. God wants to be in a relationship with you. The more you know Jesus, the more you will trust how faithful He is.
Let us pray
Father, your word promises that you are faithful. Though this world and the people in it let us down and betray us, you are incapable of being anything but truth, and light, and goodness. Thank you that we have a safe refuge in you. We praise you for how merciful and full of compassion you are. Draw us closer to you, into a real and lasting relationship so that we don't have to be afraid when our circumstances seem desperate, but rather, we can lay our burdens at your feet, knowing that you are faithful and that you remain. Amen.
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