By: Carole L. Haines
I watched a Sunrise this morning and the word that rose up in my heart was Faithful. The verse that drifted down into my mind was this one,
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
(1 Thessalonians 5:24)
There have been a tremendous number of setbacks, pitfalls and disappointments in my life. Some were by my own hand through disobedience or running ahead of God. Sometimes we run out of His presence without letting God finish speaking. I am going to try not to do that anymore. Other people have caused some of the setbacks, pitfalls or disappointments as well. We’re each so flawed, and are unaware just how impactful our own choices can be on the well-being of another. As I embark on this Journey out of Fear into God’s Perfect love, it is so crucial that I deeply delve into the Nature and Character of God, who I am seeking to follow in this quest. He brought to mind the above verse as I watched Him do what He does so Faithfully every single morning. He causes the sun to rise into its place.
The Mighty One, God, the Lord, has spoken, and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. (Psalm 50:1)
God’s faithfulness can be seen in the smallest detail of our lives. I have been watching Him put His hand in place to catch me, as I feel like a ball being juggled by the wills and whims of others. But I certainly am not being tossed about, feelings are not often providers of actual truth, at least not for me. This is how the enemy attacks me a lot. I will just wake up in gloom and not even understand where it is coming from. But God is faithful, and when I run to Him, He gives me a verse like the one below that He brought to me in Scripture this morning.
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
(2 Thessalonians 3:3)
I have no idea what you are facing in your life today, Dear Believer, but I do know that God is Faithful in all things. We too often leave, give up, or despair before God is even done revealing His plan. Rest in Him, wait on Him. Trust Him. That is what I believe He has called me to do. I intend to wait, rest and look to Him alone in this Journey.
He has, and is, continuing to bring faithful ones alongside to help. One such friend just recently came back into my life and she prayed over me and declared fear would have no place in me, that God will accomplish His Will for me, whatever that is. I believe that, and I have no idea what that is right now, but I will wait with Him, and not run away. Wait with Him too, Dear Believer, just enjoy who He is and getting to know Him. Enjoy Your relationship with God Almighty. How amazing is that. Be Blessed.