5 More Ways that God Shows His Unfailing Faithfulness
A few days ago, I shared Five Ways that God Shows His Unfailing Faithfulness. Today I’m continuing that essay with five more examples. I’m sure this is not an exhaustive list, but I hope that it will serve as an encouragement to you. God is trustworthy and faithful. Here are some reasons why:
“Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.” Revelation 19:11
From the very beginning, after Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, Jesus was and is the hope for all humanity. Jesus is the “seed” of woman that God is referring to in Genesis 3:15, when he says the serpent will bruise his heel (death on the cross) but that Jesus will crush his head. Jesus is the promised way of redemption. He came the first time, died on the cross and rose again, as the prophets foretold throughout the Old Testament- and He promised that he will return again. The ultimate victory over sin and death is through Jesus.
God works in our lives in individual ways to demonstrate his faithfulness. Our stories are powerful reminders of God’s love for us. We need to pay attention and give credit where it belongs as our lives give evidence to the way God orchestrates his plan for us in amazing, unique ways. Share your personal stories as a way to encourage other people. You might never know in this lifetime the way that your story affects another person for good, but please know that your story matters.
Our weakness is where we’re most likely to reach out to God and ask for his help. God is willing and able to show his faithfulness in beautiful ways when we are willing to admit that we can’t do it all on our own.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
God gives us the strength to walk away from temptation. Temptation in itself is not sin. God promises that he will not allow more temptation than we can bear. We simply need to rely on the strength of Christ in us.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Sometimes we forget to rely on the strength of Christ in us to avoid temptation and we sin. There is no sin that is outside of the grace of God though. He has promised to forgive all our sins- past, present, and future, and he does.
Maybe, as you read through these examples, you thought of some additional ways that God demonstrates his faithfulness. You’re welcome to share your thoughts in the comments. I love to hear your stories.