but God is faithful

And said, O Lord God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel? (Judges 21:3)

I used to have an answer for most problems in life. I had a lot to say on almost any subject. I now have few answers, and am often reduced to the simple phrase, God is faithful. I don’t say that lightly or without thought. I say that because it is true, and I have discovered that it is true no matter what is happening in my life.

With confidence, I add these words to the end of the worst statements in the world: My child is sick and I don’t know what to do . . . but God is faithful; I lost my job and I don’t know how I will pay my bills . . . but God is faithful; my husband left me and my heart is torn in two . . . but God is faithful.

I don’t mean that He will wave a magic wand and everything will fall into place; far from it. What it means is the darkest times in our lives we will learn to keep turning our faith towards Him for He is faithful. Faithful to be with us, faithful to watch over us, faithful to work in us to make us the men and women we are called to be.

Think of your own life. Stop for a moment and reflect on any situation where it seemed as if you were on your own, that it was hopeless, that you were forgotten. Remember how you could never have anticipated God showing up, but He did, with flying colors, even if it seemed like He left you dangling there for just a little too long for comfort!

I don’t know what the circumstances in your life are right now, or how fast you feel you’re falling, or whether you’re frozen on the bar, afraid to let go and grab God’s hands. What I can tell you is that He is there, right now and He won’t let you go. He will catch you in midair. The net of his faithful love will cushion you when you free-fall.

When I read this devotion it blessed me. I can relate from past and even very recent experiences, God is indeed faithful. I find myself, even in the midst of trials saying, it could have been worse, had He not had His hand in the midst of the situation. Even when He allows circumstances and situation to happen, it doesn’t mean He isn’t present, it only means He knows you are strong enough to handle whatever it is you’re facing and you can lean on Him to get you through it. Our experiences make us stronger and better, we can’t allow them to make us bitter. In the midst of whatever your facing, look up and say, but God is faithful. Let go and trust Him! I’ve mentioned this in previous devotions but it’s worth mentioning again today, When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty trust Him fully, because one of two things will happen, either He will catch you when you fall or He will teach you how to fly. Amen! but God is faithful.

Have a beautiful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Lamentations 3:20-24