Our Faithful God
Scripture tells us again and again of how, in the midst of disaster, God takes care of His faithful people. The testimonies of so many believers tell us how, in the midst of depression, in the midst of grief, God has blessed, God has protected, God has provided. But that's our God. He's a faithful God.
In the Book of Genesis, we read that before a severe famine that came that would have wiped out Jacob and all of his children, God already made plans to take Joseph to the land of Egypt so that he could save Jacob, thereby fulfilling the promise that God gave to Abraham. In the Book of Exodus chapter ten, where the entire nation of Egypt was plunged into darkness, there was light in the suburbs where the people of God lived. In 1 Kings 17, while all of Israel was experiencing perishing hunger, God was supplying His servant, Elijah, with food and water. That's our God.
No wonder the psalmist, after experiencing the goodness of God, could say in Psalm 84:11, "For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless." And in 37:25 he said, "I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." That's our God. Do you know Him?
Prayer: God, thank You for always being faithful to Your people. Thank You for always being faithful to me. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"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" (Deuteronomy 7:9).