I AM… Faithful

By Edie Eyman

 

Every Wednesday night,  at Heritage, is Awanas.  My daughter is in the 3year-old Cubbies class, and has been memorizing a new bible verse each week.

One of the verses she learned was Lamentations 3:23: Great is Your faithfulness.
The Lord has been teaching me, right along side my daughter, about His faithfulness.

God is faithful doesn’t mean He is going to do everything I think He should.
Periodically, I need reminded that God wants me to always have ease and comfort, is not in the bible.

He is faithful means
What He says, He does.
He always keeps His promises.
And that we can count on Him.

One of my favorite verses is Romans 8:28-29a:
We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son.

How do I process this verse in the hard times?
Is He still faithful when I can’t see why certain things are happening in life?

Recently, I was certain I had come to my breaking point.
All I could do was just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
I couldn’t keep my thoughts captive, so I resorted to repeating memory verses over and over again out loud.
Anything I could accomplished around the house was done with tears streaming down my face as the memory verses spoke to my heart.
Surely I looked like a chanting, crazy person.
I can laugh at the scene now, but at the time I was completely broken.

I will not pretend to know the reason why certain events and circumstances happen in our lives, but I do know that the Lord is always in control and that He has a purpose.

He is calling me from my selfishness and pride. He wants me to be like Him.
He is calling me to love Him with all my heart, mind, soul and strength.
To have true intimacy with Him. He is jealous for my soul.

In the middle of the brokenness, there has been so much good.
I’m learning to trust the Lord more.
To love Him above all else.
To search the scriptures and do what they say.
To be more concerned with His glory than my own.
My faith is stronger. My love for Him is deeper.

So… is God faithful during those moments of hurt? When life feels like it could fall apart?
Can I trust that the “all things” that I’m going through are really going to work together for good?

God promised to conform me, and He is.
God promised to work all the things I’m going through for the good, and He is.
Even in the times I can’t see it, I know I can trust the One who gave His life for me.
Who bore my sin and death.

We can stand firm on His Word.
He always keeps His promises.
He is FAITHFUL.

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