“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” – Lamentations 3:22-23.

“A friend in need is a friend indeed” is a popular saying, implying that when you are in need, then you find out who your real friends are. But how do you find true friendship? It is not easy because true friendship involves action: doing something for someone else while expecting nothing in return, sharing thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or negative criticism. True friends stick by your side no matter how rocky the road becomes.

Do you need a friend? God wants to be your true friend. Are you longing for companionship? God is always with you. Hebrews 13:5 says, “…For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”  And it comes in handy to have a friend that is faithful and has the last word on all things.

Isaiah 55:10-11 reminds us that God has the last word on everything: “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”

Basically that passage is telling us that whatever God speaks, happens. What He says goes. Hebrews 1:10-11 says, “…“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but you remain forever. They will wear out like old clothing.” Jesus Himself made it clear: “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.” (Matthew 24:35)

That means God will keep all His promises. It means that God will fulfill every prophecy He has made. God never forgets, never fails, and never falters. Every promise the Lord has made He will make good, “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”  (Numbers 23:19)  We can count on His promises because He is faithful.

And regardless of your circumstances, God will keep you. Remember Lamentations 3:22-23: “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”  Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 1:12  “I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.” God will keep you because God has committed Himself to completing your salvation. Because He is faithful, He keeps up His side of the relationship even when we don’t. “if we are faithless, he remains faithful.” (2 Timothy 2:13)

Because He is faithful, we can depend on Him, count on Him, and look for Him to come through for us in every circumstance. We simply need to trust Him.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What do you think of when you hear the word “faithfulness?”
  2. Can you think of someone in your life who proved faithful? How did that make you feel?
  3. Because God is faithful, we can trust Him to always keep His promises. How do we live that truth?
  4. What difficulties in your life do you need to surrender to God’s faithfulness?