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God is faithful.

Three little words that mean so much to us when we’re in one of those valley’s, or in-between spots or climbing up the side of the mountain. But, do we really believe them?

We say we do, but how we behave and what we do when we’re in those rough spots in our lives reveals a lot about us and what we really think about His faithfulness. The reality is that He cannot be anything but faithful. It is an integral part of who He is.

The trouble is sometimes it doesn’t feel that way, does it?

It is difficult for us in our little insubstantial vapor clouds to wrap our heads around a faithful God, a God who can’t be anything but. We experience a lot of unfaithfulness in our lives and dole out a fair share of it too.

It doesn’t really matter what kind of a relationship you look at along the path of our lives – marriage, parent, friend, relative – everyone has been unfaithful in the little things, like  an ‘I’ll call you’ that never materializes because we get too busy, a ‘we’ll definitely get together for thus and such’ only to find that months have gone by and we haven’t even seen that other person let alone thought about them, or an ‘I’ll definitely get that done so you don’t have to’ only to find it totally ran out of our mind half a second after we said it. And, that doesn’t even touch on the bigger things.

And, that doesn’t even touch on our unfaithfulness to God in the little things, those niggly detaily things, like taking time out daily to pray or read one verse in scripture. Sure, we’ll show up at our places of worship once a week, sometimes even twice, but actually taking the time to be with Him everyday? We always have an excuse don’t we? ‘I’m too tired’, ‘It’s too confusing’, ‘I don’t know how to pray’, ‘He understands’.

We all have reasons for our unfaithfulness, but they rarely add up to an excuse.

God, on the other hand is always faithful in the little detaily things, as well as the big things. Manna and quail in the desert. Clothes and shoes that never wore out. Bringing His people back to the land He promised them. Reaching out to you and not letting go.

God is faithful, what an amazing and miraculous thing.

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”

Deuteronomy 7:9

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