It is to be sure a glorious theme, even being stated here as a prayer of praise, addressed to our Heavenly Father….GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS. Oh, yes, I feel that deeply. And His faithfulness is something we believers should celebrate every day. But, life being what it is with its seemingly endless testings & trials, we are often tempted to doubt it. Indeed, I have learned that many struggle to believe that it is so.
So why should we believe that this great affirmation is true? Well, firstly because the Lord Himself says it is true. Thus in Psalm 88:33, the Lord says: “I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.” Then again in Jeremiah 31:3: “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Many other such affirmations abound.
Then, secondly, great people of God have affirmed it. Thus the psalmist: “With my mouth I will proclaim thy faithfulness to all generations.”(Ps.89:1). Exults Jeremiah: “Great is thy faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:23). The Apostle Paul couldn’t put it more simply: “God is faithful.” (1 Corinthians 1:9 +10:13). So too all other New Testament writers.
Thirdly, our personal experience manifests & confirms His faithfulness. In my new little book, I have chapters of testimony on His marvelous faithfulness to me in, for example, calling, ministry, marriage, family, financial provision, illness, facing the Home Straight Etc. That is my assured testimony. Yours too, I trust.
But if you are in any deep trial right now, dear one, of whatever sort, I want you to seize hold of these verses I have just given you & TRUST deeply with all your heart that God in His glorious, well-attested FAITHFULNESS will see you through.