Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
When you are facing a difficult time, are you resolute in your belief of God’s faithfulness…or does it waiver, teetering on a line depending on what God does in your situation? How can we be sure of His faithfulness, even when it seems like He isn’t answering our situation?
First, we can believe it because the Bible tells us. As Lamentations 3:23 says, God isn’t just faithful. His faithfulness is great. His love is steadfast, sure, unwavering…and never ceases. His mercies (favor we do not deserve) never end. In fact, the renew every morning.
Second, when we are going through a difficult time, it is important to look back through our lives and remember the times God has been faithful to us before. Satan wants nothing more than to make us believe that God is unaware of this moment in your life. He want you to think that just because He was faithful before, doesn’t mean he wont be now. But that is a flat out lie. Did you know there are approximately 277 times in the Bible where a covenant was made between God and His people? In Hebrews 6:18, the Bible tells us that God cannot lie. He cannot break a promise that He says he will do. Every covenant or promise He gave either already has or will come true. If he kept them throughout the Bible, he will keep them for you today. Deuteronomy 7:9 says, “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.”
So even if you are experiencing a time right now of wondering where God is and what he is doing, know that he is at work… for your good. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future.” God knows what you are going through right now. However He also knows your tomorrows, your next months, your next years. Sometime when it seems God is not doing anything, he’s waiting for the perfect moment to give you his perfect best. Rest assured that He will be faithful today, just as he was yesterday and just as he will be tomorrow. If you’re struggling, write a list of all the times God’s been faithful to you in the past. Then look for the promises God gives in His Word that pertain to your situation and write those down. Pray those promises back to God and trust in His perfect plan and perfect timing.