They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; ~Hebrews 1:11
A woman, after suffering many losses, went to a great doctor for sympathy. After being in his study for some time, she suddenly exclaimed, "I've got it! I've got it!" The surprised doctor immediately asked what she had gotten. Instead of answering directly, she pointed to a text over the mantelpiece, on which were the words "THOU REMAINEST," and said, "I see now that no matter how much I lose, God remains, and He is all I need." [The Gospel Gleaner]
What a great comfort for us every day to arise from sleep and know that we are sustained by the faithfulness of God! His faithfulness is being unchangeable, predictable, and patient with us. Jeremiah said it best: “The LORD'S mercies... are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Paul, in writing to the church at Corinth, exclaimed that God is faithful.
Consider the stability in God’s faithfulness.
We live in a world where most things are not static and change constantly. Laws change, neighborhoods change, people change, but God never changes! His stability as our Heavenly Father draws us to Him every time we pray. The stability in His gift of eternal life is a powerful call for every sinner to take Jesus as Savior. The stability of His grace sustains in sickness, sorrow, storms, and suffering.
Consider the stipulation in God’s faithfulness.
A stipulation is a condition for something else to happen. When temptations come our way, God is faithful in not allowing us to be tempted above that we are able and will, with the temptation, make a way to escape. We cannot experience His faithfulness in this area unless temptation is allowed. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." We experience His faithfulness in forgiving us of our sins.
Consider the stimulation in God’s faithfulness.
His faithfulness stirs us to remain faithful. It stirs us not to throw in the towel or quit easily. It stirs us towards a righteous life. It stirs us to share and proclaim with others what God is doing in our life. God’s faithfulness stimulates us in being constant in our testimony. It moves to be consistent in our walk with Him.
Consider the strengthening through God’s faithfulness.
It gives us hope when the shadows grow dim. It gives us encouragement when we have consecutive days of adversity. It gives us power to face our challenges. It gives us an incentive to keep going when everything else seems like it has failed. It assures us that He is faithful to do as He said He would.
Always remember that “thou remainest.” God does not age, become obsolete, or become non-essential. No, He is always true, loving, and dependable. Reflect today on His faithfulness and be strong in your dependence upon Him.
Have a confident God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 1 Chronicles 6-8