Saturday, October 17, 2015

He Is Trustworthy, Even if We Do Not Trust

"If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself." (2 Timothy 2: 13)

Here is another revelation worth sharing.

Jesus is still trustworthy, even if we do not trust Him.

He does not come and go in our lives, even if we find ourselves wavering and unsure.

Jesus does not get huffy and angry with us if we find ourselves wondering and doubting about His truth and committment to caring for us.

Consider Abraham, the father of faith, and how open he was about his doubts:

"1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward." (Genesis 15: 1)

Notice, that even though God had quickened Abram to do great and mighty deeds, including the massive defeat and slaughter of wicked kings, the LORD had to comfort and assure Abram that He was with Him, his sure and unwavering reward.

2And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir." (Genesis 15: 2-3)

Abram was already having doubts about having a child of his own through his lawful wife Sarai. Instead of getting angry, instead of rejecting Abram or giving up on him, He continued His assurances:

 4And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. 7And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it." (Genesis 15: 4-7)

God is not in the business of leading us on then dropping us.

He does not prop up our hopes, then dash us.

He comes though and has continued to come through for us time and again.

He is trustworthy, even when we think that He is not worthy or trust. When we understand this, then our faith is no longer an obstacle, for faith is not about us, but about Him who has been from the beginning (1 John 2: 12-14).

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