Great is His Faithfulness
Great is His faithfulness.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.”
God has been so good to us as a church. From our long history to our immediate past, He has been so faithful. The time is right for us to take some moments and reflect on His faithfulness. For the next seven weeks, we will be thinking about and meditating on the faithfulness of God as we walk through one of the darkest passages of the Bible – the book of Lamentations. What we will see is that God is always faithful.
God is faithful when we are lonely, when He is disciplining us, when we are bearing up under trial, and when we are hopeless. History is filled with the stories of those who have been rescued from great darkness by nothing less than the sheer faithfulness of God.
As the weather changes, I’m reminded how much I love fall…the weather, the food, family, football, everything about it.This type of “love” is not really deep love, it’s sentiment. We use the word love as an elastic word to describe things we would give our life for, things we simply like, and things we have a sentimental attachment to. So, while few things are as annoying as someone trying to auto correct us when we speak(!), we all know that this is not a precise word. It has a range of meaning.
Therefore, when we say we “love” God, this is a whole category to itself. Principally because God loved us first. When the Old Testament describes God’s love for us, it is often described as God’s faithful love. When God loves, it always includes His faithfulness. He is so faithful to us.
This Sunday we will lift our voices and sing this chorus:
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful.
Will you pray with me about something? God may have placed someone in your life that has experienced loneliness, isolation, or desperation. Would you bring them with you these next few Sundays? This will be a refreshing time for them.
I look forward to seeing you Sunday as we turn our minds to God’s great faithfulness!