Every year my family shares what they are thankful for around the Thanksgiving table. It can be quite an emotional event, but it’s something my grandparents love and it’s wonderful to remember all the things God has done for us over the last year. I often think about what I want to say beforehand so it is meaningful.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about God’s faithfulness.
I love looking back and seeing how He has moved in my life and in my family’s life. Sometimes we may wonder why certain things are happening or why they aren’t happening for that matter. We may never know the answer while we are on Earth.
Here is what I do know: God is in control. He knows what He is doing and His timing is perfect! And He is so faithful. I wanted to share a few scriptures about God’s faithfulness and some examples in my own life.
In Deuteronomy 7:9 (NLT), we are told “Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.” I mean could it get any better than that! He keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes (or bestows something in generous or extravagant quantities upon) those who love him.
Hebrews 11:6 tells us “ And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”
When we had our daughter last summer we decided I would stay at home to raise her. My husband is a medical resident with a lot of student loans and he barely makes minimum wage for all the hours he puts in during residency. We weren’t sure how we could make it work financially, but we tithed, prayed and trusted God would make a way. He faithfully has provided for our every need. I have been blessed to stay at home and do a little work at home the past year to help make ends meet.
Lastly, Romans 4:21 (NJKV) states “and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” As you may know, I had scoliosis reconstruction surgery was I was 13. I now have 2 rods in my back and 10 of my vertebrae fused. When I had our daughter the epidural didn’t work because of my spinal reconstruction. Whenever I go to the doctor’s office for my back, I am automatically nervous. I get flashbacks to all the heartbreaking news when I was a teenager.
I went back this past month for another x-ray, just to make sure everything was holding up. When the doctor told me my back has stabilized and I will experience the ‘normal’ aging process I had tears in my eyes. God is so faithful and has carried me through that tough season in my life. My prayer is that you would see God’s faithfulness in the small and big things in your life. I love journaling for this reason. You can look back and see all the answered prayers and ways God has blessed you.