The Lord is Trustworthy

It says in Psalm 145:13b, “The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises, and faithful in all He does.”  When we are not trustworthy, He is.  When we are not faithful, He is.  I love the fact that when I have not been faithful to Him, in spending time with Him or in His Word, He is still faithful to me.  He is waiting on me to show up for our next appointment.  He is always on the ready for our next adventure together.  I may be the one not showing up on time or on a regular basis, but He is and He is always waiting for my attention.

I’ve heard people say “I don’t feel close to God right now.”  Or “I don’t believe God is doing anything for me now.”  I’ve heard others say, “I don’t feel like God is hearing me.”  All these are common thoughts or phrases.  But keep in mind, He is the one that is faithful and trustworthy.  If we are not feeling close to God, it is because we have put others or other things in front of Him and have not spent enough time with Him.

Saints, in I John 5:15, it says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”  We only have to go back to the Word to remind us that when we ask, He hears!  Now it is up to us to fine tune our relationship with HIm to hear Him when He answers.  We can’t blame God for our unfaithfulness if we are not spending quality time with Him.  

The next verse, it says, “15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”  But we must be confident that He hears us.  His Word says He does.  If we believe the inerrant Word of God, then we must believe that when we ask, He hears. And if we know that He hears us, then we know that He will answer.

One of the things that we Christians are commanded to do, is to become more like Christ.  So strive toward faithfulness and trustworthiness in the things of God.  Be faithful to spending time with your Father.  Be trustworthy to show up for your appointments with Him.  He is faithful and trustworthy, waiting patiently for your next appointment together.

That Which Concerns Me

I was going through some personal issues and wondering how I can get peace through these times.  In the past I have walked in John 14:27 in which Jesus says that I can walk in His peace, the peace that He walked in.  But that did not seem to bring the peace of mind that I was needing.

Then I was reading in Psalms 138 and came across verse 8 where it says “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.”  I realized that I had to leave it in His hands to perfect.  I needed to give up the plans I had to fix the problem and trust Him that He will perfect the situation.  It says “that which concerns me.”  He has my back.  He knows what issues I am dealing with and He says that He will perfect it.  Who am I to come in and try to fix something that He is trying to do?  What a revelation and comforting thought that someone bigger than me, smarter than me, more capable than me will come in and take care of the situation.

I release these things into His hand and I trust that He will perfect them.  He knows what concerns me.  He knows the anguished that I have struggled with.  He knows the failures, the mistakes, and the disappointments, and He says, “let me take this off your hands and perfect it in my own way.”

I Cor 2:5 says, “that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”  I do not have any wisdom than can trump God’s power.  I need to get my wisdom out of the way, and let God’s power handle the situation.  Man’s wisdom is inferior to God’s power in any situation, and I have to remember to get myself out of the way and let Him work “in that which concerns me.”

God cares about what concerns me just as He cares about what concerns you.  Let Him work in your life and in the situations that concern you and your loved ones.