The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The Faithfulness of His Heart"
Our "I will trust" rests solely and securely on God's "I will be" and "I will do" (Isaiah 26:3; Exodus 6:7; 33:17).
Our focus on faith and its growing influence in our hearts must ever be directed unto "Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2). Difficulties in trusting God result from distractions from Him, and from His inviolable promises. Indeed, Someone who "cannot lie" has promised to be everything we will need Him to be, in every circumstance (Titus 1:2). Consider these New Testament assurances (and we could offer just as many affirmations of God's faithfulness from the Old Testament).
"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).
"His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue" (II Peter 1:3).
"And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 1:14).
"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" (Ephesians 3:20).
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (II Corinthians 9:8).
"I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:28-39).
The list could go on. And on and on. It does, as the Holy Spirit calls us to the Word of God, leading us not to attempt to figure out how we will trust God. That is really not the issue. We rather seek to see clearly the truth that cannot fail to elicit faith in our hearts, namely, the faithfulness of His heart. Will we look? Will we remember promises that cannot fail in their fulfillment? Will we inhale the sweet breath of the Spirit's assurance, and then exhale the sigh of faith that proceeds from the hope we find in the Word He inspired? Will the Author and Finisher of faith be known as who He is, and acknowledged for what He does? These are the issues of faith, which ever flows on the swift and sure current of His faithfulness. The Apostle Paul stated the matter in crystal clear terms, and we close with his reminder of the Fount from which faith ever streams…
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."
Weekly Memory Verse
"I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."