04 March 2015

Remaining Faithful to God

Founders Note: Today on the blog we have our monthly contributor Sophia. Sophia is sharing her heart on last month's theme faithfulness. You can learn more about Sophia and her blog on the about page. 

So many us of know the popular Bible verse: 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."  Deuteronomy 31:6 

This is what we know.  We know that God is good, He is faithful, and He will never leave us.  But what can we say of ourselves in return.  I can recall that when life was not going my way, I used to get mad at God, my faith was shaken in God, I thought that He had let me down. 

However, we know that God will not let us down.  It is impossible for God to lie, and so if we know that God will never leave or forsake us, then we know that He will always be with us no matter what we go through.  

As people we are imperfect and we all fall short of the glory of God.  But this cannot be an excuse for not being faithful to God.  With me, when I got mad with God for some of the things that I had been going through, God gave me a pass on it.  But after a while, He told me as clear as day.  I am always faithful to you, but can you at least try to be faithful to me. 

This blew my mind.  But I knew what God was saying was right.  With my human brain, I only saw me, my life, and what I was going through.  I did not want to see pain, feel pain, face disappointments, of have to deal with things not going my way.  And since I was a Christian, it was easier to get upset with God for the things that I was going through instead of telling God that even though things are not going my way, I am going to trust Him no matter what and trust that 

“All things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  
Romans 8:28

No matter what my outside circumstances look like.  

Perhaps I am the only Christian that goes through this, perhaps you are like me and do not see your wavering in faith as an issue.  But it is.  We will have to endure trails and tribulations, because that it just how the world is.  But what will make us stand out, and makes us grown our faith, is that through it all; both the ups and downs of life, we still trust God no matter what. 

Faith is believing things that we cannot see or understand.  So no matter what we are going through it is essential that we remain faithful to God.  Since we all know, that no matter what; He will remain faithful to us. 
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sophia for sharing, your words are well written and really encouraged me.


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