Faithful to the End

                                    

I heard it said once, that you need not fear the future because the whole purpose of your existence is to prove the faithful character of your God. He will not let you down. He will not let you be destroyed, and He will not abandon you. Your life is living proof that He exists.

I've heard of His faithfulness often enough, but when troubles come and uncertainties are ahead I can easily waver. The truth that I know so well in my head get's easily disconnected from my heart.



At times I can start out strong. I pray with confidence, I look for His provision. But then, if the answer doesn't come by the time my limit is reached I start to look around in despair, trying desperately to find a way on my own.

I have a feeling that I'm not alone in this struggle. We hear His call and take our initial steps of faith and then if He waits just a second longer than we're comfortable with, we begin to doubt. But has our God changed? Has His promises become void? Absolutely not.

So how can we ensure that our hearts remain steadfast? How can we be amongst those living free of doubt? The secret most often is found in remembering. We doubt because we forget. We question because we stop dwelling on the character of our God. When faced with a trial our difficulties quickly become bigger than our God. Our struggles can soon overwhelm our hearts more than the faithfulness of our God. The fact is, this will always be the case unless we change it. Our hearts are human and sinful. Their natural bent is towards worry and anxiety.

Trust and peace are a choice and unless they are chosen they will not be a part of your life. In Colossians we are encouraged to let the peace of God rule in our hearts. The key word here is let. Are you letting God's peace rule your heart? Are you choosing to hear His promises over your fears? Are you seeing the grandness of your God as greater then the size of your troubles?

He is faithful friends! Oh, if only we knew the great depths of His faithfulness. I am challenged when I read the words describing the faith of Abraham, "He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness." (Romans 4:20-22)

Oh, may it be said of us that we did not waver. May we be fully convinced that what He has promised He will perform! "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." (Hebrews 10:23)

Your story isn't your story, after all. Your story is His story and His faithfulness will be the theme until the very last page.

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