If I had to reduce the past few weeks to one thought, it would be this: God is faithful. As basic as that is, we forget it way more than we should (or at least I do!). Yes, the Scriptures tell the story of God’s faithfulness over and over and over. Consider just a few verses:
- Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, (Deuteronomy 7:9)
- O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you? (Psalm 89:8)
- God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9)
But when life is hard or uncertain, we can loose sight of God’s faithfulness in the fog of our own doubts. Bills pile up, deadlines go unmet, relationships produce more pain that joy and the stresses of daily life seem like more than we can handle. The fog thickens. We wonder where God is. We wonder if we’re fools for believing.
And then the rays of God’s faithfulness start to burn off the fog. Hope emerges. We see hints of life, of movement, of purpose. We see tangible reminders that God is with us and has been moving this whole time. By God’s grace, we’re in one of those seasons as a church. In just the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen God:
- Establish a Community Group on GW’s campus.
- Open a door for us to send a team to Nicaragua this summer.
- Lead us to offer a summer internship for college students.
- Deepen our understanding of generosity.
Friends, God is moving. He’s demonstrating His power and His passion for His own glory. He’s the faithful One. He’s the One who gets all of the glory and all of the credit. We’re the ones who get to celebrate and thank Him.
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. (Psalm 72:21)
This psalm reflects where we need to line up as a church and as individuals. Whether the fog of doubt is rolling in or burning off, God is faithful. So, take some time to thank God for the faithfulness you are seeing in your life. Or take time to thank Him for the faithfulness you know is there under the fog. Either way, He’s still faithful.