“God is Faithful”
1 Corinthians 1:9 says “God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Everyone at different points of their life will experience hardships, tests, or trials because we live in a world where difficulties are inevitable. We have to remember that during those times of testing, we learn just who God is and what He is capable of doing. The test and the trials that we experience or go through do not take away any authority or power from who God is, but they magnify his strength, abilities, and sovereignty. Despite what you may be facing at this point right now in your life, know that God can do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask, think, or imagine according to the power that works in you. God is a healer, a restorer, a redeemer, a provider, and our peace that surpasses all understanding. In the next several blog entries, we are going to explores several vital points to remember when we are facing a test or a trial.
First, we must remember that God is a faithful God. What God promises shall come to pass. God does not make promises to break them; He keeps all His promises. We must stand firm on the Word of God and trust in the perfect timing of God. God’s timing may not seem ideal when you are going through, but it is. While we are in the season of waiting, our faith is being developed and strengthened. How can we strengthen our faith? We do this by reading God’s Word. Modern-day technology has made it convenient for people to read God’s Word. We can download the Bible app, and we can download inspirational apps as well, but we must not allow this to take the place of setting aside time to study. While you are researching, the Word of God is taking root in your heart. Learning the Word grows your faith. Spend time talking to God in prayer and allow Him to speak to you.
Allow praise and worship to fill your atmosphere. Press past what you feel and praise God. What you cannot do in this season is talk negative. Speak the Word of God and not what you see. Even in the current pandemic that we are going through, God is still good. He has not lost one ounce of power. God is doing a new thing, and we must make sure we are in sync with God’s movement. Don’t be afraid to embrace change because change is inevitable when we go through trials. Whenever we go through a test or a trial, we should always come out better. There should be some evidence of change in our lives.
God is a promise keeper, and He is a God of the covenant. What is a covenant? Webster defines covenant as a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties. God made a covenant with Abraham in Genesis 17:4″As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.” The manifestation of the promise took some time to come to pass, but it happened. God does not say things, enter into agreements, or make promises just to be doing something. Our God is intentional. Intentional meaning to do on purpose; deliberate. So whatever God has promised, He has every intention of bringing it to pass. We have to make sure that we are in a position to receive.