Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Ever have a bad day?
Who am I kidding? Of course you have. I have, you have, we all have. Bad days come--days that tempt us with unbelief. Days that whisper cunning little lies that we are rejected, forgotten, or unloved.
If we are not careful, we will believe and act upon those whispered lies. After all, it's easier to allow the lies to warp our thinking than to remember and speak truth over ourselves.
"...God doesn't love me."
"...I am forgotten."
"...if I were loved, this would not be happening."
It's during times like these that we need to be reminded of God's promises.
Deuteronomy 7:9 says, "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His covenant of loving devotion for a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments."
He is our faithful God.
The God who keeps his promises, who stands by his children, who remembers us with loving mercy even on the days we are unfaithful with our disbelief and disobedience.
2 Timothy 2:13 says, "If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself."
God's very nature is faithful. The book of Ephesians specifically talks about who we are in Him because of his faithfulness. We're called, adopted, predestined, loved, redeemed.
Those things don't change because of a bad day. In fact, the bad days remind us just how much we need the truth of the gospel...the truth that says that our righteousness is because of Him and only Him. Our worth is not in what we do, but what He has already done.
However, it takes a battle plan to remember His goodness--his faithfulness--and reject the lies of the enemy.
Here are 5 ways you can purpose to remember His goodness.
- Write down your prayer requests. Follow up by recording when God answers prayer!
- Make a list of 10 ways God has been faithful in your life.
- Look up at least one verse that talks about God's goodness or his faithfulness.
- Turn on praise music that specifically praises God for who he is and what he has done.
- Thank God for at least 5 promises that are unconditionally yours in Christ. (Ephesians is a great place to look up those promises.)
Fight back against the whispered lies and remember that God is who he says he is. Remember that he is faithful...and he is good.