He is faithful, He is glorious,
He is Jesus, and all my hope is in Him
He is freedom, He is healing right now,
He is hope and joy, love and peace and life
These words from the song He Is Faithful by Jesus Culture were running through my mind when I woke up this morning. I am really grateful for that because pain was running through my body. Every step I take is painful. Laying down is painful, typing is painful.
But, He is faithful. Faithful to His word, faithful to His plans and purposes in our lives; He watches over His word to perform it in our lives. His word says I am healed by the stripes of Jesus, that He sent His word and healed my diseases. He says He is Jehovah Rapha the God who heals me and that healing is the children’s bread. His children, you, me and your loved ones.
God is faithful to His character as well. Malachi 3:6 says, “I the Lord do not change”. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. We can count on His faithfulness to His character. When Jesus walked on the earth, He made it plain that He was the perfect representative of God. He did the Father’s will, always. And what did Jesus do? He healed the sick, He made blind eyes open, He made lame legs walk, He made the dead rise to life, He delivered people from demonic possession.
Years ago, when my youngest daughter started kindergarten, I would drive her two miles to school and then pick her up. Everyday, she would remind me to pick her up, don’t forget mom, she would say. I would reassure her and then be very careful to not be late even by a minute or two. I thought she would soon outgrow this when I had proved my faithfulness, but she didn’t. This pattern of her reminding me continued daily until she was in third grade. Not once did I forget her, not once was I even late, but she continued to need that daily reassurance. Then one day, she didn’t remind me; she knew I’d be there.
God has proven His faithfulness. His story beginning in Genesis and continuing on through Revelations is a chronicle of His faithfulness and yet, we still need more reassurances. What about the things He has done in our lives personally? Has He been faithful? Can we count on Him to continue to be faithful to His word and His character? What was cute and maybe even to be expected in my kindergartener just starting school was no longer cute as time continued. I expected her to trust my faithfulness based on my track record. I think God expects us to do the same – trust Him based on His track record.
Father, thank You for proving Your faithfulness to me over and over and over again. Your story tells me of Your great love and compassion for Your people and yet at times, I still need reassurances. Thank You for being faithful especially when I am not. Thank You for providing for my healing, my freedom from this pain. Thank You that Your plans, Your perfect will is being worked out in me even now. Amen.