The LORD Is Faithful, Always…!!
“I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.” Psalm 77:11
Bible speaks about Israelites that though the Lord performed many miracles amidst of them, they often failed to trust Him. They had witnessed the ten plagues, the parting of Red Sea, the protection of the Lord as a pillar of cloud in the day and a pillar of fire in the night. But every time they face a new challenge, they would forget the old miracles and choose not to trust God.
Recently, I was asking God for certain things and I became so anxious and desperate. One day, the Holy Spirit inspired me to open and read my old personal diary from the beginning. I was amazed to see how much God had strengthened me during my tough times, how many times He had protected me and answered my prayers. However, there are some unanswered prayers in it which I couldn’t understand why God didn’t answer those at that time. But after few years, as I see them now, God has blessed me with the things which are far beyond and better than what I had asked for. That moment, I got strengthened after recollecting all my previous journey with God. He always proved to be faithful.
Dear ones, our God is always faithful. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
God’s plans for us are higher than our plans. He wants us to give the best. You may be praying for certain things from God and not receiving answers. You may be thinking, God is answering prayers of all other people, but not listening to my prayers. You may have come to the end of all hope, like how the Israelites came before the Red Sea. The Israelites failed to remember all the miracles that God performed in Egypt to bring them out.
Today, if you too are finding it hard to trust God, just recollect all the previous experiences with God, the times He carried you, strengthened and protected you, the times when He supplied all your needs. The God who carried you in the past, will carry you now also. The answer may not be the way you want, but God is always faithful. Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” You just have to trust Him for your life.
Loving Heavenly Father, thank you for your son Jesus. Thank you for all the mighty works you performed in my life so far. Lord, whatever I am praying for now, I choose to trust you for your plans are to prosper me but never to harm me. In Jesus name, Amen.
— Shabna Nikhil