Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
Look to Him
I recently experienced the death of a dear Elder who spoke such encouragement into my life. It was a heartbreaking moment to realize their life’s journey had come to such an unexpected end. To be honest their death hit me harder than I anticipated. It’s in times like these that a foundation set upon God’s faithfulness can be crushed or shaken.
Things didn’t turn out the way I hoped or prayed for leaving questions about God’s faithfulness trying to blind me versus having me look to Him in my time of grief. Here’s the key-all the promises of God are steeped in who is perfecting my faith. That perfecting factor is Jesus.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
When I let emotions speak they will steer me every which way but Jesus. Jesus is where my trust must reside and be built upon. When I look to Him I receive the comfort that assures me that God is indeed faithful.
It takes my feeding upon the Word of God as I look through the lens of Jesus to remain solid and secure. The hurt of this loss is still painful but I know that God is with me and giving me the strength to see beyond the hurt to His faithfulness.
2 Timothy 2:13If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. 1 Corinthians 1:9God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
By: Rhonie McBerry
Rhonie is a licensed radiation therapist providing care to those battling cancer. She learned to embrace a new normal after being diagnosed with Crohn’s. disease and uses the power of words to encourage others to see past their darkest day to a brighter horizon. She is the author of Embracing a New Normal, God Has Drawn The Blueprints Vol I &II, Words That Surround Your Soul devotionals, and a host of blog posts on her website www.RhonieSays.com.