Growing with God: a daily devotional by Tonia Slimm.
Psalm 119:90 (NIV)
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
Psalm 119:90 (MSG)
Your truth never goes out of fashion; it’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up.
“Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation; You have established the earth, and it stands [securely].” -AMPLIFIED
Through everything in this life that we as mortals go through and experience; the ups and downs, the hurt and pain, the anger, joys, fear and surprises, there is only One who remains constant and true in our lives. It is God Almighty our Faithful Heavenly Father who devotedly sticks by our side through the thick and the thin; keeping every promise that He has ever made.
God’s faithfulness has continued through the generations; age-to-age the same. As the old hymn “Great is they Faithfulness” verbalizes, “Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.” Malachi 3:6 also gives this promise, “I the LORD do not change.” (NIV)
God is God. You never need worry about His faithfulness to you, or if His love is still available. He will never change; so we always know where we stand with Him. That should give us peace and a feeling of safety and contentment.
God is still God and will always be; nothing has changed on His end; He is faithful to the end. Unfaithfulness comes into play with sinful people. We will fail one another, intentionally or unintentionally, but we still will fail one another. We cannot be available to take care of everyone’s need at every moment in time, but God can. God’s faithfulness continues and continues and continues; through all generations. Great is Your faithfulness, oh God!
“Unfaithfulness is one of the most outstanding sins of these evil days. In the business world, a man’s word is no longer his bond. In the social world, marital infidelity abounds on every hand, the sacred bonds of wedlock being broken with as little regard as the discarding of an old garment. In the ecclesiastical realm, thousands who have solemnly covenanted to preach the truth make no scruple to attack and deny it. Nor can reader or writer claim complete immunity from this fearful sin: in how many ways have we been unfaithful to Christ, and to the light and privileges which God has entrusted to us! How refreshing, then, how unspeakably blessed, to lift our eyes above this scene of ruin, and behold One who is faithful, faithful in all things, faithful at all times.” -A. W. Pink (The Attributes of God)
Our God is unchanging, never failing, always available and a rock. We can trust that we can always count on Him, no matter what comes our way. His faithfulness is still available to us no matter how low we have sunk in this life or no matter how far we have drifted away from Him. We can never get so far away from Him that He gives up on us or cannot find us.
Remember these words of David, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:7-13 (NIV)
“He who abandons himself to God will never be abandoned by God.” -Unknown
Lord, you are forever faithful. Your love reaches me no matter how far I have drifted from you and you are always available to those who seek to find you. You are amazing! Thank you for seeing me through every part of my life. Thank you for being my strength, my help, my rock, and even my anchor; when I could have so very easily given up on everything. You are exactly what I need at every point in my life. Lord, I love you!