“Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.” Psalms 119:90
“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6
What can we count on in this life? Jobs, leaders, friends and family come and go. We would like to think we can count on them, but the reality is, we can’t. And the moment you make the mistake of thinking you can is the moment you have opened yourself up for a world of hurt. Just take a look at the politics and politicians that have met this week and ask yourself if you can put stock into everything that has been said and done.
I can’t even count on myself. Yep, I said it. I often joke about “Tomorrow Sheri”. I don’t know what she will be like, so I can’t guarantee what she will want to do. LOL! Just ask my husband how often I can change what we are going to have for dinner and he will give you an earful on my indecisiveness.
So what can we count on?
It has been faithful and God has been faithful for all of time. From generation, to generation, to generation. God has yet to be anything less or different than what His Word tells us He is. I don’t understand why I allow sin to distract me from trusting in the Lord at all times, but sometimes I get in the flesh and I doubt.
The longer I look at a fellow human being changes the way I look at my life because I have quit looking at the faithfulness of God. I see the frailty of men and their shortcomings as they effect my life and I focus on that instead of the faithful promises of my God and that is WRONG!
God said He will be my light in darkness. So when death and pain and suffering are snuffing out the light of my life, all I need to do is shift my gaze to God’s Faithfulness.
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
God said He will lead me in the way I need to go. So when I am confused and ladened down with the decisions of my life, I need to shift my gaze to the faithfulness of my God.
“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.” Isaiah 48:17
God said He will uphold me and strengthen me. So when I am weakened by trials, illness and pain, all I need to do is shift my gaze yet again to HIS FAITHFULNESS.
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10
He doesn’t change. It is a simple, yet profound FACT.
Quit looking around. Look UP!
Until Next Time, Lord willing,