But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and guard you from the evil. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
“But the Lord is faithful”, sometimes when I am reading through my Bible I have this sense that nothing I’ve read has filtered through me. The pangs of my angst and the depth of my sigh has not been reassured. And there lies the volley. I am a man who needs, who looks through Scripture for that reassurance that everything’s going to be okay. One way or another God has and continues to bring wave upon wave of just what I needed to hear. Which leads me to today’s nugget for me anyway. “But the Lord is faithful”.
Just knowing this, (from past experience) and then walking away trusting Him, (knowing that He afterall is what? He is faithful! The dictionary defines this word as reliable, believeable. But wait, look at the rest of this passage.
But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and guard you from the evil.
What assurance to know that the Lord is faithful to do for you what you cannot do for yourself. To establish you. To guard you………from evil. Whatever you are facing today that has drawn you away from this simple truth, can be cast off as simple as just taking the Lord at His Word. He is faithful! He is reliable! He is the “same yesterday, today and forever”
1 Corinthians 1:9 ~ “God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord”
1Thessalonians 5:24 ~ “Faithful is He who called you, who also will do it.”
1Timothy 4:9 ~ “Faithful is the Word, and worthy of all acceptance.”
What this means for me today is this. It won’t make things any better worrying and fretting about something that I’m not sure about or partially convinced how I know it will work out. This kind of reasoning leaves me skeptical and not so condfident that things will ever get better. The facts are that God is reliable to complete whatever work He has begun in us. Take a look at His track record and see for yourself, has He not been exactly what you needed every single time?
I bring this up because I have had a few days in my chemotherapy treatments where I lost sight of this truth. He is faithful. He will not, and has never left me hanging. These few days left me in search of why instead of where. God has promised He is for me not against me. As I held on to Him, He became this verse to me. Today, I stand on it. Why? because He saw to it that I see it take action in me, that I would see Him working things out. All designed that I would see Him as faithful, reliable.
Medication issues had resulted in some allergic reactions that were ironed out because God used Patty to use the resources He provided to prove once again, God is faithful.
Who knows, maybe you needed to hear this……several times today!
Check this video out and hear for yourself that what? God is faithful!
“Little Children, love one another”