July 30, 2020
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“Allow us to maintain quick the confession of our hope with out wavering, for he who promised is devoted.” Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)
Should you’ve felt like this 12 months has been uncomfortable and unfamiliar, you aren’t alone.
Should you’ve puzzled what God is doing on this season, you aren’t alone.
And in case you’ve struggled to search out something that feels regular, you aren’t alone.
Currently, life has felt onerous and ever-changing. There’s a worry inside many people as we marvel if life will ever really feel regular once more, and crave that which feels acquainted.
I’ll be trustworthy. The circumstances, ache, loss and dysfunction our world has skilled in latest months have left me feeling prefer it’s all exceeding the plan of God’s goodness.
However I do know this isn’t true. And I’m positive you do, too. We regularly discover ourselves (falsely) believing that what we see is what we should always really feel. So once we see darkness, we really feel darkness. We see gloom, and we really feel gloom. Once we see hopelessness, we really feel hopeless.
The e-book of Hebrews was written to be a supply of encouragement for the Jews in Jerusalem who skilled persecution for his or her perception in God. Their religion had been flipped the wrong way up, and nothing felt regular to them both.
They have been craving God’s acquainted faithfulness, and the author of this verse was attempting to remind them of this sacred place that by no means leaves us.
This is without doubt one of the many causes I really like the Phrase of God, as a result of for each onerous factor we’ll stroll by way of on this earth, there’s somebody who walked by way of it earlier than us. As we research the Bible, we see the knowledge, encouragement and Fact which applies to us at this time.
And for this reason we are able to declare Hebrews 10:23 for our lives proper now: “Allow us to maintain quick the confession of our hope with out wavering, for he who promised is devoted.” Tucked on this verse is the promise of God’s acquainted faithfulness — each then and at this time.
Seasons could come and go, however His acquainted faithfulness stays. Life will twist and switch, however we are able to all the time see His acquainted faithfulness if we determine to search for it. We are going to query and marvel, however our doubts don’t change His acquainted faithfulness — they merely attempt to cowl it up.
God can’t lie, He by no means adjustments His thoughts, He by no means forgets His Phrase, and He has by no means failed anybody with the success of His guarantees. Jesus’ loss of life and resurrection by no means cease present. It’s as much as us to search for the acquainted faithfulness of God in seasons that really feel uncomfortable, unfamiliar and ever-changing.
At present, my information feeds will likely be stuffed with heartache, onerous conditions and heavy struggles in our world. It’d make me query His faithfulness, however I’ll nonetheless discover it by way of the pages of my Bible.
My buddies will textual content, name and inform me they really feel weary. I’ll really feel it, too. However I can deliver them into the presence of Jesus in prayer. There in that place is His acquainted faithfulness.
There’s a contemporary wind of grace flowing into our lives at this time by way of the Holy Spirit. It’s not stale, outdated and even regular. However it’s acquainted. And as we worship, reward and declare His faithfulness over our lives, that wind will really feel stronger and stronger.
On daily basis, let’s be expectant and hopeful there’s one thing new we’ll expertise with God. As a result of we’re those altering, shifting, rising, maturing and changing into extra like Him every day.
I’ve received to be prepared to confess my very own shortcomings with these religion struggles. As I do, I can stand up and develop into a bit stronger, understanding how a lot I want God.
Fortunately, the author of Hebrews was prepared to be susceptible with us about how a lot we must be reminded of God’s acquainted faithfulness. The willingness to pen phrases that talk religion to our spirits at this time is one thing we are able to maintain on to.
Might we do the identical for the folks round us at this time. Jesus is value all our belief and devotion to stir the acquainted faithfulness of Him each likelihood we get.
Father, thank You for by no means altering. When life is painful and unsteady and I crave Your acquainted faithfulness, could I flip to Your Phrase to remind myself of those that have walked with You in religion earlier than me. And as I’m inspired, please give me the arrogance to remind others of Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ Title, Amen.
TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Lamentations 3:22-23, “The steadfast love of the LORD by no means ceases, his mercies by no means come to an finish; they’re new each morning; nice is thy faithfulness.” (RSV)
2 Corinthians 9:13, “Due to the service by which you’ve proved yourselves, others will reward God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and on your generosity in sharing with them and with everybody else.” (NIV)
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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Why do you suppose it’s so onerous to see God’s acquainted faithfulness when life feels onerous?
In the comments, let’s fire up religion in one another by sharing a method we’ve not too long ago skilled the faithfulness of God.
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