We can trust God's Faithfulness
September 25-29, 2023 | Always Peachy Devotionals | 4 Things We Can Trust About God Week 4
Happy Fall, y’all!
Autumn is my favorite season, even if Kansas probably won’t get with program for a few more weeks. I love leaves that change color. I love the chill in the air. I love getting to pull out my sweaters and layers. And, yes, I love pumpkin everything.
Something about the change in season just makes me want to start baking. How about you?
What a ride this month has been! I hope studying these four ways we can trust God has been as much a blessing for you as it has been for me. We always need reminders about how God shows up for us. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget that He is present in every moment of our lives.
So far, we talked about how we can trust God’s Word. We talked about how we can trust God’s Character. Then last week we moved into how we can trust God’s Directions. This week, we’re going to strike at the heart of many of our trust issues (mine included): We are going to talk about how we can trust God’s Faithfulness.
Because if we can’t trust God to be faithful, then we don’t know Him as well as we think we do. Understanding this and coming to accept this has been the greatest gift and change-maker in my life, because it’s one thing to believe that God is good. But it’s something else to actually trust the promises that He has made to me.
Personal promises. Promises to my heart and my life and my situation, because His Word speaks to all of those areas, and once I’ve decided to trust Him, I need to be able to trust His promises.
Because we know His Word is true, His Character is perfect, and His Directions are always good, we can trust that His Faithfulness will endure.
Sept 25 - God gives us hope
Sept 26 - God has a track record
Sept 27 - God has a plan
Sept 28 - God will rescue us
Sept 29 - God is coming back
If there is nothing else I can encourage you with this month, I hope it’s this: That you can trust God’s faithfulness. That you can trust He will be where He says He will be. That He’ll do what He says He will do.
Following Jesus is a lot better if you actually trust Him. But that’s not a choice He can make for you. Frankly, He won’t make that choice for you. That would defeat the purpose entirely. The choice to trust Him is up to you.
It’s more important than ever to trust God’s promises, because our enemy is becoming more and more bold as time goes on. The enemy comes at us harder and harder every day. Spiritual warfare is happening on all fronts right now, and without God’s power and protection, we don’t stand a chance.
That’s what led me to our memory verse this week, 2 Thessalonians 3:3.
God is faithful. He has promised to protect us. He has promised to support us. He has promised to empower us. He won’t leave us, abandon us, forsake us, forget us. Every Word He has spoken is true. Every promise He has made will come to be.
In our uncertain lives, He is the one certainty. He is the unchanging, unmoving, unshifting foundation that provides the bedrock for our lives. No storm can knock Him down. No enemy force can take Him off the throne. No stupid decision on our part can wreck His plans.
And when we cannot be faithful to Him, He will remain faithful to us. Being faithful is part of His identity. It’s who He is, and He can’t be less than He is.
Times will change. Seasons will change. People and cultures and history and popular opinion will all change. But God never does.
He is faithful, and we can trust Him to always be faithful.
Love you all and praying for you this last week of September.
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