Sunday, May 20, 2007

How He Touches My Heart - Part II of III

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."

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 10:23 “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

2 Samuel 7:28 “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."”

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!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Awesome post!

There was a season in my life that was so painful, all I could do was pray- God, You're Word says You're faithful, I'm not seeing it, but I KNOW that You are!

It's so true. When we're hurting the most is when we need to feed on His faithfulness the most.

He IS faithful!