God and His Attributes
Mercy shall be built up forever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens– Psalm 89:2
The Scriptures abound with declarations that God is faithful. Since we live in a world that is constantly changing and face many disappointments along the way, it is reassuring to be reminded of the faithfulness of God. One definition of the word faithful is “worthy of trust,” and this is certainly applicable to God because He has repeatedly proven that His word is sure and that He can be trusted.
The Apostle Paul reminds us that God cannot lie. Because He is holy it is impossible for Him to declare anything but truth or make any promise that will not be kept. It may seem to us at times that God has forgotten us. David experienced such a doubt but then admitted he had spoken in haste. We must remember that God works on His own timetable and just because we do not see immediate evidence of His promise being fulfilled it does not mean He has forsaken us.
No matter how bleak your future may appear you can be assured that God’s promise is certain when He says, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” In spite of your sufferings and trials you can have confidence that He will be with you and even use the difficulties to teach you and draw you closer to Him.
Because of God’s faithfulness you can have bright expectations. He will not let anything separate you from Him. He is keeping you by His power. Having begun a good work in you, He will not abandon it but will bring it to consummation so that one day you will be safely home to live with Him forever. Surely you can lift your heart in praise to sing, “Great is thy faithfulness.”