Monday, January 10, 2011

Faithful and the Same

He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

I keep reminding myself of this ever comforting truth. I am so thankful that even when things in life are crazy and feel as though they are changing more quickly than I can handle I can remind myself that HE never changes.

This past year, 2010, could be marked as a “dark” year for me. Many people would ask, “Where was God?” I don’t want to think of 2010 like that. When I think of 2010 I want to remember that He is always the same. He is faithful.

Just within the past few weeks I had my grandmother break her arm in 2 places, a dear friend’s grandmother passed away, my cousin who was only 46 dies unexpectedly. That could be enough to make someone question Gods faithfulness. However, I believe that such a reaction would be faithless.

I want to be like Job. I want to say, “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. BLESSED be the name of the Lord.”

I want to be like Abraham and what he was called in Hebrews. Righteous. Why was he called righteous? Because his FAITH was credited to him as righteousness. I want that kind of faith.

There are so many things in this life that I do not understand. Why would my dad almost die and then live to never be the same. Why would a sweet, perfect looking baby girl be born with a horrible heart condition? Why would the elderly loose their ability to think and do for their own and still live? Why would a family loose their father without even being able to say goodbye? Why? The thing is that I don’t know and if I did faith would be unnecessary.

We cannot even begin to know the thoughts of our creator but we are promised that He is always the same. We are promised that He is always faithful. We are promised that all things work for our good.

THAT is something that I can put my faith in.


JG said...

So true. The greatest comfort in things we can't understand is knowing that God is always there. Have you read "If God is Good" by Randy Alcorn? I think you'd really like it.

brittandlauren said...

I have not read it but you and another person have recommended it to me. I really need to check it out!

lifeencapsulated said...

I am at the same place with you. Love you, girl :)