2 Timothy 2:13...
If we are faithless, he remains faithful. He can’t deny himself.” (WEB)
We know that Hebrew 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God. We know that we are saved by faith through grace (Ephesians 2:8) which is a gift that we receive from God. Jesus told us that we can have whatever we can believe for. So needless to say, faith is an important part of our relationship with God.
But what happens during the times when we struggle with doubt and unbelief? When our circumstances are screaming so loud that it is difficult to hear the reassuring voice of God. How does our Heavenly Father deal with us in these times of faithlessness? Does He shake His head in disappointment? Does He withdraw from us and wait for us to come to our senses?
In today's Scripture verse we read an amazing promise. Even when we are faithless, He remains faithful because He can't deny Himself. I am so thankful for such a loving, patient Father who knows me through and through and understands me even in my times of doubt and despair.
He doesn't abandon us, even if we sometimes abandon Him. He has purposed in His heart to be faithful to us even when we aren't faithful to Him. Think of it this way... If you have children and they do things that disappoint you... Are they still your children? Of course they are! They came from you and they will always be connected to you because of their birthright.
I believe it is the same with Almighty God. When we have been joined with Jesus and born into His family, then it's a done deal. We are in the Beloved and the Beloved is in us. No matter how much we struggle, He remains faithful because He cannot deny Himself.
My prayer today is that every dear heart who reads this who struggles to believe, would know that our God and Father is faithful, even in our times of doubt. When we said yes to Jesus, the Godhead said yes to us for all of eternity.
May God give us the grace to rise out of our doubt and despair and live a life of faith, so we can live a believing and trusting life. But even when we do stumble and fall, may we know that God is right there to pick us up again and He promises to never leave us or forsake us.
Like a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him. For he knows how we are made. He remembers that we are dust. (WEB)