“God’s faithfulness means that God will always do what He has said and fulfill what He has promised.” – Wayne Grudem.
We tend to forget things, don’t we? We forget names and faces. We forget where our keys are. The older we get the more real the struggle becomes. Some things we would like to forget, like the past few difficult years. For many people that is an understatement. In spite of everything, if we take some time to think about it, some incredible things also happened in 2020 and 2022. I hope you can say the same. It is easy to remember the hard things. It is more difficult to remember the good things. Whatever is happening we want to remember the faithfulness of God.
We need to take some time each day to notice, recognize, and appreciate God’s presence in our lives. He is working in our lives whether we are looking or not because He is faithful.
The Scripture is replete with examples of God being a God who is worthy of our trust. Hebrews 11 is known as the faith chapter. It talks about people throughout Scripture and how they lived out their faith in God. More than that, you see the faithfulness of God. His protection of Noah, His plan for Joseph, the exodus of the Israelites, the battles won, and the rewards received. You can see how God moved in each and every one of their situations. 1 Corinthians 1:9 says, “God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
If a person gets out a photo album or the high school yearbook, memories of the people and places will flood our minds. The same thing will happen if we take time to reflect and recollect on what God has done for us. One way to remember God’s faithfulness is through journaling. Whenever God does something in your life, no matter how big or small, write it down. And then make it a habit to read the journal periodically. Every time you read through it, you remember God’s faithfulness; it will encourage you and deepen your trust in Him. You will be amazed at how blessed you are. If you will start each day thinking of something God has done for you and thanking Him for it, you will remember to remember God. “Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.” (Deuteronomy 8:18) Psalm 103:2 adds, “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.” Remembering God’s faithfulness isn’t limited to our personal experiences. Listen to the faithfulness of God in the life of others through their testimonies. The situations may be different, but God remains the same.
Do whatever we can to remember the faithfulness of God.
- Have you ever had spiritual amnesia? How does forgetting God and what He’s done weaken our spiritual growth?
- How do the consequences of forgetfulness have ripple effects that go beyond ourselves?