I have been privileged to be a part of the testimony of a doctor. She was declared barren by herself and her colleagues confirmed that too. She was fortunate to meet a Man of God on a faithful day that her in-laws were openly mocking her of her situation. The servant of God approached her and declared to her that God’s plan for her was not to be barren but she exclaimed in tears how her time had passed.
Fortunately, she allowed herself a little faith as she offered her hands to pray with the man of God. Because the Lord is faithful, about a year thereafter, beyond every postulation, she conceived a set of twins. Hallelujah!
Few months thereafter, the physicians declared one of her babies to be sick to the point of death. The uproar started again but her faith was helped. The church of God prayed the faithfulness of God. Behold today, her testimony is permanent.
Countless number of times, the Bible points to us how the intentions of God for us are good and perfect and how His faithfulness will bring them to pass in our lives (Jeremiah 29:11). Famous revelations of the fulfillment of God’s promises are numerous in the Bible.
How that Rulers were made from ordinary men – Joseph (Genesis 41:39-41); David (2 Samuel 5:10); Jephthah (Judges 11:9-11); Esther (Esther 2:17); Deborah (Judges 4). How out of nothing or little, abundance sprung forth – Jesus fed five thousand (Mark 6:38-44); Elijah and the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:12-16). How that wrong concluded notions were changed for the better – Hezekiah (Isaiah 38:5); Jabez (1Chronicles 4:10); woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:29); the blind from his mother’s womb (John 9:7). How that men vouched on God’s ability and saw His manifestation – Elijah and the prophet of Baal (1Kings 18:38-39); Peter, John and the lame at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:1-8).
There is something peculiar to all these people and stories. They trusted in the immutability of God’s promises. Some trusted and acted on the ability of God and some prayed the faithfulness of God. Here is what the Bible says on these three things.
On faith in God’s Word, Isaiah 40:8 says,
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand forever”.
Numbers 23:19 speaks of God that,
“God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
2 Chronicles 7:14 on prayer says,
“If my people who are called by my name can humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven…”
This article serves to remind you that God is faithful still. God of the time of the ancient is still God now and will be forever. I may not know what you are going through – the sorrow, the hardship, storm or pain – but I know a God who is faithful, merciful and just. He has promised through His Word that He will never fail and I know His faithfulness is forever. Stand firm in faith and hold on to His report for your life and see your days restored.
Confession: Lord! I acknowledge you are faithful and just. I know you will cause “this time” to pass. My faith is helped in Jesus name.