Deuteronomy 7:9-11 – “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments; 10 but repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face. 11 “Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgments which I am commanding you today, to do them.” NASU
1 Corinthians 1:9 – “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” NASU
1 Corinthians 10:13 – “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. “ NASU
2 Timothy 2:13 – “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” NKJV
I cannot count the number of times I’ve had somebody ask me, “Why did God let this happen?” At other times, I’ve been asked, “Why didn’t God do this or that for me?” I had a preacher tell me once that there was a time in his life that he became so disillusioned and angry with the Lord over what he perceived to be a series of unanswered prayers in which he saw his father, his son, and a close friend die within a short span. He said that he was yelling at God one day and took his Bible and threw it across the room and at that moment the Holy Spirit whispered to his heart, “Go ahead, let it all out, I still love you!” It was in that moment he realized that although he could not explain why he suffered the loss he knew that each of them was safe in the Arms of God in Heaven and in a far better world than he was and as he repented a new joy flooded his heart.
I am fully confident that God will Never leave me nor will He Forsake me and will keep that which I have committed to Him for eternity. I am confident that Jesus’ promise to Come Again was not an idle promise. I believe that He truly is before the Throne of God making Intercession for you and me as I write. I am confident that in His Father’s House are many Mansions, Rooms, or Dwelling Places (whichever you prefer) and that we Cand and Will spend eternity with Him there. I am confident that God is a Covenant Keeping God who Never goes back on His word and Never misses an appointment!
I have failed others and God in my life and each time it broke my heart. I always tell people, don’t get your eyes on me because I am human and subject to letting you down. It won’t be intentional but still, I’m a flawed vessel and subject to failure. I may disappoint you so, please never look to me Always look to Him! I can only see the outward appearance He sees the thoughts and intent of the heart. I can only see the beginning from the end but He can see the end from the beginning! I am finite He is infinite! I am weak but He is strong!
As you go through the remaining days of 2018 I encourage you to take stock of your life over the past year and ask the Lord to reveal any areas in which you can or need to make a renewed commitment to Him in. I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to do a work of transformation in your heart that will cause you to walk more in tune with His desires and purposes in all areas of your life. I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions but I do take stock of my life and consider the obvious kinks in my armor and the flaws in my walk and ask the Lord to help me walk in the Light of His Love more and more every day!
May God bless you as you go through your day! It is my desire and prayer that the Lord grant, you Perfect Peace as your mind is fixed on Him! I love you with the Love of the Lord and He loved you enough to die for you!