“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.
Numbers 23:19 describes a foundational aspect of God’s character, His faithfulness. The ESV version says, “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” God is wholly faithful to you. No matter what you do, He will be there for you. His faithfulness isn’t dependent upon what you do or don’t do.
The Scripture is replete with examples of God being 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.”
The reason why many people don’t have faith is that they don’t know the character of God. When you finally catch a glimpse of just how faithful God is, you’re able to. If you trust God, you can have faith in Him. And when you have faith in God, you know what He says is true. The more you get to know God, the more faith will fill your heart. In what ways do you need a fresh revelation of God’s faithfulness? He promises to be true to you. He promises to see you through any situation you find yourself in. Isaiah 54:10 says, For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
Respond to God’s faithfulness today. Let His promises steady the parts of your life that feel unsure. As you step outside today, take time to look at the world around you. Think about the things you’ve put your trust in. And remember, God promises that His faithfulness will outlast anything your eyes can see.
- How would you rate in knowing and trusting God?
- What can we do this week to increase our knowledge and trust in God?