I don’t know most of you. I’ve never met you.
Yet, if you love God and have accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, I know something very important about your life. I know that God always has been faithful to you. He always has been and he always will be. That’s who he is, he can’t be any other way.
It’s a challenge for all of us to trust God when we’re in the middle of a storm in our life. But then we remember the last time – when God was faithful. And the time before that – when God was faithful. And all of the times – God was faithful. Sometimes he calms the storm and sometimes he just calms his child as the storm rages on but he is always faithful.
Moses reminds the Israelites about God’s faithfulness in Deuteronomy 1 as he prepares to hand over leadership to Joshua. Moses is getting ready to head home to heaven.
He recounts the time when God commanded them to go into the Promised Land. God had prepared this special place for them – it was very beautiful and extremely fruitful. God had told them not to be afraid – he was going to go with them.
Instead of obeying, they sent spies to check out the land and then listened as 10 of the cowardly spies discouraged everyone by their negative report. The Israelites ended up ‘grumbling in their tents.’ I like that phrase. How often does our disobedience and lack of courage cause us to grumble in our tents?
Moses reminds the Israelites that they refused to trust in God who had rescued them from Egypt and who had guided them day and night through the desert. They had seen how ‘the Lord God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”
And they still didn’t trust him.
Dear Father, Please help us trust in your faithfulness every minute of every day.