Focal passages: Psalm 89:1-2, 5-8, 15-18
Sometimes when you are in a difficult situation it is easy to forget that God is always faithful. The pressures of life or the uncertainty of particular events may cause us to question God’s faithfulness. What can we do during those times?
First, and most importantly, we must look to God’s Word for help. In our focal passage this week we see how the psalmist praises God for His faithfulness and power.
We are reminded that God never fails to keep His promises. Perhaps, you are like me.
As you look back on your life you can recount the many times God has been faithful to you even when you were not faithful to Him.
A second way to be reminded of God’s faithfulness is by keeping a spiritual journal.
Over the years I have kept a written record of how God has been faithful in my life, especially as it relates to answered prayers.
I can remember one of the first entries of my journal that demonstrate God’s faithfulness. Over 20 years ago I was a young man deeply in love with a young lady. Looking back now it does not seem as dramatic, but back then I was extremely nervous about our future.
This is what I wrote in my journal, “I pray Lord you will give me the keys to Beth Mackey’s heart and that I will see evidence of your work” (March 17, 1995).
Then, six months later I wrote, “Thank you for answering the prayer above. I will officially put the date down as an answered prayer when I marry her (Sept. 6, 1995). Prayer answered July 27, 1996.”
Now, for some that may seem trivial.
But for me, I can look back and see how God was so faithful in leading and guiding me during that time.
Just think, if you have years of journal entries that affirm God’s faithfulness it can serve as a helpful tool to remind you that God is worthy of our praise because He is the only one that is always faithful.