Is God really faithful?
I could tell you about God’s faithfulness…
when my husband resigned as a pastor with no place to go;
when our marriage hit the wall; or
when depression threatened my future…
But that would involve my experiences.
I’d Rather Do This…
I’d rather point you to my faithful, heavenly Father’s heart,
to the truths in God’s Word,
and the promises tucked inside His unchangeable character.
Is God Really Faithful? How Do You Know?
Is He faithful to give you a fresh start? When fear or loneliness stalk you, will He comfort you? Will God give you wisdom when you don’t know what to do? Will He give you strength when you’re tired of trying? Can you talk to a Holy God like an intimate friend? Does He really want you to succeed?
Who Wants to Be Considered Needy?
Someone once said to me, “Christians don’t have problems (or needs).” Really? I don’t know about you, but my life has been filled with problems–er, challenges–from Day 1.
None of us want to call ourselves needy, do we? Most of us consider needs as unwanted enemies. But not our faithful Father. He knows that we can do nothing apart from His intervention; yet don’t we constantly try to meet the deepest needs of our lives on our own?
Been there, done that. Often.
Is God Really Faithful to Meet Our Needs?
Our needs line up like fence posts trying to imprison us. But our Father’s faithfulness knows no boundaries. He sees our needs and concerns differently because He created us. He knows how helpless we are without Him.
But what if your needs were God’s personal invitation to experience His faithfulness in a greater way? He already has the supply–and is the Supplier–for all our needs before we even recognize the problem or even ask for help. And He longs to meet those needs for us.
But don’t just take my word for it.
Is God Really Faithful to Everyone?
Here’s the apostle Paul’s testimony in the Bible, no doubt drawn from years of experiencing God’s faithfulness, whether in times of famine or plenty; through success or persecution:
And my God will meet all your needs according to the richness of his glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19 NIV).
The writer of Hebrews further testifies to God’s faithful activity:
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need (Hebrews 4:16 NIV).
God Has Nothing to Prove.
God doesn’t need to prove His faithfulness to us. All of creation can testify to His unchangeable character. He invites us to know His faithfulness in a thousand ways. Experiencing His faithfulness through the meeting of our needs is only one of those ways.
Our Faithful Father wants to meet our deepest needs, whether we classify the need simply as more of Him, or as a concern in critical areas of our lives on earth. He desires our intimacy when we’re faithless, when we’re scared, and when we’re hurting. He is faithful in His actions because He is faithful to His very name (s)–just because of who He Is.
But don’t just take my word for it.
Would You Like to Discover Your Faithful Father’s Heart?
I’m passionate about helping you discover God’s heart in a greater way. I wrote about that in my newest book in the award-winning Day-votions® series: Day-votions® with Your Faithful Father: 90 Days with the One Who Wants to Meet All Your Needs.
Based on God’s attributes and activity, with truths drawn from His powerful Word, this 90-day spiritual and devotional encounter will help you renew your hope, joy, peace, and trust in the One who is faithful and unchangeable. Here, you’ll discover 90 ways–of how our Faithful Father intervenes in our lives; 90 ways in which He meets our most pressing concerns; 90 ways God longs to show His love for you.
Through intimate prayer conversations with your heavenly Father, focused Bible verses (over 450 written out), powerful truths, reflective Bible study questions, and even journal pages, this book will help you deepen your relationship with the One who longs to meet all your needs.
It’s Your Turn
Where do you need God’s intervention in your life today? How has He been faithful to you? Would you like to know more about our faithful Father’s heart? I enjoy hearing from readers. You can always write me through my contact page. Just fill out the basic name and address info, and then it will come to me. Your name or info is not shared with anyone.
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