There are many depictions and declarations of God as Faithful in Scripture -
- 1 Corinthians 1:9, 10:13;
- 2 Corinthians 1:18;
- 1 Thessalonians 5:24;
- 2 Thessalonians 3:3;
- Hebrews 2:17, 3:2, 3:6, 10:23;
- 1 Peter 4:19;
- 1 John 1:9; and
- Revelation 1:5, 3:14 and 19:11.
However, His faithfulness does not depend upon our belief or trust in His variety of consistent provisions in our lives. This kind of thinking borders on viewing God as a genie, appearing to take our wish for a more pleasant life experience anytime we have need of him.
God's faithfulness is to His Word concerning what He promised about anything. His faithfulness is solely connected to Himself. If God is not faithful to and about Himself then He and everything that exists has no meaning.
When I come from my limited perspective, not His all-knowing view and when I have to have it now, not trusting in His timing, then I surrender any physical, mental, spiritual or character development that God had in store for me. God's faithfulness is on His own schedule with His own purpose, not according to the imprisonment of my/our definition and parameters.
The story of Job is a wonderful example of our lack of Godly vision/perspective and the possible withdraw of faithfulness in his life because of the amount and severity of his trials. But God's faithfulness was always there and Job persevered to experience God's blessings many times over.
Jesus said about the topic of worrying and I believe He also was speaking about the faithfulness of God - "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" - Matthew 6:26
Christians, how much are you trusting and appreciating God's consistent steadfastness, especially during the times we can't witness and return thanks? Again, God's faithfulness is God's faithfulness not that which we ascribe to Him. Read His Word and you will discover His plan for you and humanity and reveal the promises that will prove in your life and others His Faithfulness.
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