Wednesday, October 28, 2009

faith and faithfulness.

Speaking of faith, I love the fact that my faith in Jesus is always validated by His faithfulness.

If I had to pick one term to define God's role in my life, it would be faithful. And whenever I am tempted to doubt Him, or whether I am truly His, a favorite mental recourse of mine is to remember all the times He has demonstrated His power and constant faithfulness in my life.

His provision. His guidance. His peace that surpasses all understanding.

I can look back at countless situations in my life when I know that the Lord was guiding me. When I know I accomplished things only by His power. When I am confident that He was behind certain events all the time, no matter how difficult or fruitless they seemed at the time. When I saw that only He was able to turn a bad situation into something good. Something beneficial in the end.

I am reminded of a song that I love. One of my favorite hymns is "Great is Thy Faithfulness", and Sarah Groves sings a rendition called, "He's Always Been Faithful" that is beautiful and full of truth. My dear friend Jenn used this song as she walked down the aisle, and it was such a wonderful testimony of God's grace and provision. I think if I ever were to sing a song in church, which some have encouraged me to do, it would be this one. I love the words.

I will leave the lyrics for you to enjoy...

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Morning by morning I wake up to find
The power and comfort of God's hand in mine
Season by season I watch Him, amazed
In awe of the mystery of His perfect ways
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He's always been faithful to me

I can't remember a trial or a pain
He did not recycle to bring me gain
I can't remember one single regret
In serving God only, and trusting His hand
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He's always been faithful to me

This is my anthem, this is my song
The theme of the stories I've heard for so long
God has been faithful, He will be again
His loving compassion, it knows no end
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He's always been faithful, He's always been faithful
He's always been faithful to me.

When tempted to worry, I remember this promise.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life... Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:25-27.

That is so true.
Also, I hope I get to fly in heaven.

1 comment:

  1. This post was so encouraging to me! this was exactly what I needed to hear. Right now I feel as if almost, not everything, but most of what is happening in my life has no purpose and I just keep trying to find a way out. But I forget to remind myself that God has a purpose to every situation, every moment of our lives and it is He that is control, not me. So, thanks Allie for reminding me. :)