Great is God’s Faithfulness

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-23

As we remember God’s faithfulness, we have hope.

Gratitude for God’s enduring faithfulness and unwavering compassion should be a central theme during Thanksgiving—reminding us to appreciate and be thankful for the good things we have. But it shouldn’t stop there.

For believers, it is our exclusive right and privilege to praise God sincerely and superlatively for His unending faithfulness.

There are four specific ways we can see how God is always and ever faithful.

1. He is faithful to Himself

In Paul’s second epistle to Timothy, we see that “if we believe not [if and when we are faithless], yet He abideth faithful” (2 Tim. 2:13).

Why is that? Because God cannot deny Himself—He is not a man that He should repent or change His mind. We are so guilty of unbelief! But we can rest in His unwavering commitment to Himself.

 From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Psalm 90:2b

Aren’t you glad God is always true to His nature? We had better be! That’s why we’re not consumed.

Have you stopped to thank God for just being God—just being Who He is—this season?

Are you growing in your knowledge of Him?

Is it your desire to know the God Who is there—not just the God you are trying to fabricate to your own liking?

2. He is faithful to His creation

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above.
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Thomas O. Chisholm, Great is Thy Faithfulness

The other day I asked some men, “Did any of you worry about the sun coming up today?” Not a single one said, “yes.”

Personally, I’ve never worried about the sun coming up or about the continuous cycle of the seasons because God is faithful (Genesis 8:22). Consider the consistency woven into His creation—the seamless passage of seasons; the planets and stars move with clockwork precision on the path that He has ordained for them. He is not only faithful to His physical creation, but He is faithful—even more—to His Church, His new creation!

3. He is faithful to His Word

Forever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

Psalm 119:89-90

Just as God is faithful to His creation (Psalm 119:90), He is ever faithful to His Word (Psalm 119:89). God would never break His Word or alter that which goes out of His mouth. Psalm 138:2 says, “I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.”

God’s promises stand as unwavering truths, so let’s not be afraid to claim them. Trust Him implicitly, and desire God’s glory!

4. He is faithful to His covenants

God is a great covenant-keeping God! He is faithful to His covenants both old and new. Even now, He’s fulfilling His covenants with what’s going on in the Middle East.

He is faithful to His new covenant people—His Church. Think of all the exclusive privileges the Church has:

  • the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit
  • the privilege of praying in Jesus’ name
  • the blessed intercession of the exalted Christ at the Father’s right hand
  • the promise of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days

This week, thank Him for His faithfulness through His Church to us.

Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.

Thomas O. Chisholm, Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great indeed is His faithfulness!

thoughts taken from Pastor Bob Vradenburgh from his message entitled, “Thanksgiving—the Prerogative of the Church” from Sunday night, November 26, 2023.

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