17, December 2012

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It’s Just Part of Life’s Journey (3)

‘…But God is faithful…’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

Here’s a promise you can stand on when your world has been shaken: ‘But God is faithful.’ Jesus said, ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away.’ (Luke 21:33 NIV) In a world of uncertainty you can sing, ‘On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.’ Your job, your health, your relationships and your investments are all ‘sinking sand’. But God’s faithfulness is as solid as a rock. He will be faithful to you in the delivery room, in the operating room, in the nursing home, in the unemployment line, in the criminal proceedings, and during marriage counselling. The Psalmist wrote: ‘I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart…’ (Psalm 27:13-14 NKJV) Focusing on God’s faithfulness will keep you from falling apart, giving up, having a nervous breakdown or losing your mind. Be honest; hasn’t God been better to you than you’ve been to Him? Hasn’t He been faithful when you’ve been unfaithful, and consistent when you’ve been inconsistent? ‘The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.’ (Romans 11:29 NKJV) When God gives you a gift, He doesn’t take it back. When He makes you a promise, He won’t break it. Even when Abraham died, God remembered His promise and blessed his children down through the generations. Why is this important to know? Because when you begin to see God’s faithfulness to you, it will make you want to be faithful to Him.

SoulFood: Gen 28:1-30:24, John 20:10-18, Ps 57, Pr 30:24-28

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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