At the moment I am listening to an old hymn called "Great Is Thy Faithfulness". As I have been listening to it, I have been thinking about the faithfulness of God.
One of the reasons we find it difficult to trust in the faithfulness of God is because we have experienced the unfaithfulness of people. Often times, it is at the hands of someone whom we love and trust. Is it small wonder that we have reservations in regard to God as well? He understands that which is exactly why He is so patient with us. He understands that we are but dust. He understands that we have been let down and perhaps even betrayed time and time again. He understands. However, God is not your former best friend, your co-worker, your ex-spouse, your sibling or your parent. He is God.
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)
The amazing thing is that God is faithful even when we are not!
if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Timothy 2:13 (NIV)That is a completely foreign idea to us for in our world if someone "burns" you, either you get even with them or you protect yourself from them so that they can never hurt you again. God does something completely different. He remains faithful.
We must never try to fit God into a box. He is not human... He is God and as such, He does not do things "our way". He does things His way. He gets to do that you know... without our permission. Most of the time, His way makes little if any sense to us from our perspective. This is when we must remember that even when we do not understand... great is His faithfulness.
Amen and Amen, K. I can agree, because I have experienced that Great Faithfulness, for many years now. Love that great old hymn, too.