As promised, here is the second installation in the attributes/characteristics of God that move me most.
I guess faithfulness & trustworthiness are so important to me, because I am the least trusting person I know. No one has earned those attributes in my mind, except the God who has perfected them. They are the two attributes that He displays so wonderfully and yet which I long for, both in Him and others, so immensely.
I am a clam, or at least the hurts of this life have turned me into one. The walls I have built up, in order to not get hurt, to guard myself from people, have affected me more than I can see or imagine. The words of this song describe my view of trust accurately "If your love could be caged, baby I would hold the key, and conceal it underneath, the pile of lies you've handed me."
I am kind of dealing with those walls lately, when I will let God do the work. But, if I can't trust a person, who I can see and watch guardedly then why should I trust God, whom I have never seen? Why let Him in?
Because He has made me some pretty hefty promises, and He will, without a doubt, keep every single one of them. So, just what has He promised? Let's read:
Psalm 100:5 "For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."In a world riddled with doubt, cynicism, skepticism and lies, I know one thing is true - my God is true, faithful and will never, ever let me down. His promises are set in stone!
Exodus 34:6 "And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,"
Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands."
Joshua 21:45 "Not one of all the Lord's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled."
Psalm 25:1-3 “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame”
Psalm 25:10 “All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.”
Psalm 33:4 “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”
Psalm 119:89-90 “Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”
Hebrews “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
2 Samuel “O Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.”
Psalm 111:7 “The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.”
Psalm 119:138 “The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.”
Revelation 21:5 “He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."”