But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." Lamentations 3:21-24
For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 108:4
In times of hardship I have often wondered why God does not seem to be faithful to His promises. Why doesn't He come to my rescue already? Can He even be trusted? Was David a liar? Did God really deliver him multiple times? I know for sure that there have been times in my own life (when I really wanted God to turn somethings around and let the outcome be different) when my prayers did not seem to "avail much." As a child, my mother's passing in her mid-thirties was definitely a life changing and faith shaking period. As an adult, I also encountered some defining moments. A few years ago after I prayed a while and against my loved ones advice, I got rid of my place, quit a job of 15 years. Said good bye to family, friends and my church along with all my church responsibilities. I secured a new job. I packed up my truck and I moved to my dream city some seven hundred miles away (you would agree it is one of the nicest cities to live). I was on a waiting list for a gorgeous apartment in Buckhead and I was the happiest woman on earth. I loved everything about that city. Even the aggressive traffic was pleasing to me, but the move unleashed an incredible chain of regrettable events that lasted a couple of years and left me homeless, jobless, spiritually and emotionally broken.
There are times when you and I won't understand what God is doing, but trust me when I tell you He is working in our favor that is why the word of God says "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8. You and I must trust God. See, my destiny was in the city I left behind. The man I was meant to marry was still there. My dream job, educational goal, as well as my ministry were still there. God could have easily opened a door and allowed me to stay in the city of my choice but He loves me too much. He placed me in a position where I had to return home. I knew that God wanted me in Florida but I resisted, and the more I resisted returning, the more I suffered, and eventually I had no choice but to come home. Now I am grateful that I was forced to return or I never would have met my husband and apart from my salvation he is my greatest blessing. Have I stayed in Georgia I probably wouldn't have the fulfilling career that I have now. Friend, God will not answer your prayer when you turn away from Him. You and I need to live a life of obedience. We must submit to the will of God or else we will suffer the consequences.
My dear friend, the same way Jeremiah remembers God' immovable and immutable love, you and I must trust in that love. He reveals is great love for you and I by sending Jesus Christ. Parents abandon children. Spouses leave. Friends are not always faithful, oh yes family betray but our God can be trusted. He has a good tract record even though we don't always understand how He works. God is sovereign. We can and Should trust Him. I certainly still trust God.
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:4
Praise the Lord!