Sunday, November 20, 2016
Thankful For His Perfect Faithfulness
“Thankful For His Perfect Faithfulness’
By Zach Wood
Isaiah 25:1 NIV
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how faithful God is to me and my family. I’ve been thinking about how faithful He has been in my personal life and how He has been faithful with my wife and kids. No matter what seems to be going well, frustrating us or giving us some stress, He always seems to be faithful. Some how and in some way, He always comes through to teach me and to teach my family about continuing to trust Him.
Every morning I wake up, I know I have a decision to make. I can either worry and try to handle life that day on my own or I can trust in God’s faithfulness to carry me through, even if I have no idea what He is up to. I know that I should trust in His faithfulness every single day, but honestly there are so many days that I start out that way briefly, but then concerns and worries flood my mind and heart and I worry all day.
Consider these powerful words from Isaiah. He makes a powerful statement. He declares that God is faithful. He says that he will exalt God and praise Him, because in perfect faithfulness wonderful things have been done for him. What an amazing statement from Isaiah! More like a loud praise!
What if we all, when we get up and start our day, begin by saying these words that Isaiah spoke directly to God? And what if we not only said them, but truly meant them with all our heart? What if we continued to repeat them, write them down and place them where we’d see them often? We need reminded of this. We need reminded that God is perfect in faithfulness……ALWAYS!
God has been so faithful to remind me every day that He has things under control and that I need to stop doing things in my own understanding and the way I think they should be done. He reminds me that I need to let go and let Him lead. He will continue to do wonderful things if I just let him lead and stop running ahead of Him.
How about you? Are you finding yourself believing these words of Isaiah and praising God’s name from morning till night? Are you letting Him lead with His perfect faithfulness? I know we all need to be so much better in truly letting God lead as He is always faithful.
As we take time to focus on our thankfulness this week, let’s do more and continue to be thankful every day of our lives for His continued perfect faithfulness!