Hello, ladies! Hope everything’s going well for ya’ll. Today, we get to talk about faithfulness. I love this fruit, and I will explain why in a moment.
Definition: steady in allegiance or affection; constant; true to one’s word/promises
Faithfulness can be described in so many ways. Between us and other people, it can mean to simply be loyal to that person through thick and thin. Between us and God, it’s quite different. We have to have faith, and trust in God’s promises, and that He will carry us through all the trials of life. The story about the disciples trying to cast out demons in Christ’s name in Matthew 17: 14-20 has an awesome verse about faith. I won’t put the whole passage here, and I encourage you to read the whole thing for context, but anyway:
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”” Matthew 17: 20 (ESV)
I love this verse because it shows what the power of God can do if you only trust that He can do it. Now, I know that you usually can’t tell a mountain to move, but it is still comforting, because we know that we only have to trust God to take care of things for us. I have been struggling a lot with this, because I am the sort of person that tends do depend too much on myself to do things. I tend to be too impatient to wait on God to take care of my problems and shape me to who He wants me to be.
But God will always keep His promises, and since He has promised to be with us, even till the end of the age, He will be with us till the end. It’s so important to remember that. I know that my problems will most likely just grow as I get older, and it means the world to me to have Jesus as my Rock to stand upon when life threatens to overwhelm me. It’s really mind-blowing to know that we can place our trust in Christ to keep us in His hand, and He won’t let anything happen to us that is not in His plan.
I think that prayer really helps with trust. When I have taken the time to tell God all my problems, and ask Him for his help and guidance, it really gives me a sense of peace, and the feeling that I can trust Him through everything.
Just for fun, here’s a song that pertains to God’s faithfulness. We sing it in church, and the lyrics, if you think about them, are so so so true.
Have an awesome day, ladies, and don’t forget that God is in control! 🙂