Our Faithful God
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 08/23/21
The Scripture shows us again and again that, in the midst of disaster, God takes care of His faithful people. The testimony of these believers tells us again and again that, in the midst of depression, in the midst of grief, God blesses, God protects, God provides. But that’s our God. He’s a faithful God.
In Genesis, we read about God’s faithful provision and protection over Jacob and his children from a severe famine. God made plans for this future threat that brought Joseph to the land of Egypt so that he could save Jacob and fulfill the promise that God gave to Abraham. In Exodus 10:21-23, while the entire nation of Egypt was plunged into darkness, there was light in the suburbs where the people of God lived. In 1 Kings 17, while all of Israel was experiencing perishing hunger, God was supplying His servant Elijah with food and water. That’s our God.
No wonder the psalmist, after experiencing the goodness of God, could say in Psalm 84:11, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” And in Psalm 37:25, David, with all his experience, could say, “I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” That’s our God. Do you know Him?
Prayer: God thank You for always being faithful to Your people. Thank You for always being faithful to me. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments” (Deuteronomy 7:9).