We would not be able to exist without God’s faithfulness!! On any normal day we need Him to just wake up and get out of bed and it continues to go on through the rest of our day. In addition to His daily provision, and protection, we hope and pray for His faithfulness in other areas of our lives. It could be relationships, marriage, finances, career, education, health, salvation for loved ones and a whole host of other things that are on our hearts.
The entire Psalm 105 speaks on God’s faithfulness. It recounts God’s hand in the lives of His people starting with Abraham. Before it goes into the details of how God has come through for His people, this Psalm starts with:
“Oh give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! “ Psalm 105:1
The words “give thanks” are the Hebrew word “Yada”. When you look at this word in other scriptures you find it many times talking about public acknowledgment of God!!
There are many people who don’t believe in God or have a very limited understanding of who He is. When we testify about what the Lord has done in our lives, we are painting a picture of God’s love and faithfulness that helps other people see Him better. The scripture calls us “ambassadors for Christ”. When we are out in the world telling someone about His faithfulness in our lives, it is like being in a foreign country representing our government and speaking on behalf our Chief!! That’s powerful!!
The Psalm, from v 6-25, goes onto describe God’s faithfulness with the promised seed of Abraham, His covenant with Isaac and confirming it with Jacob. It’s a beautiful thing to remind ourselves of God’s faithfulness. So many times in life it seems like we need to pray the right prayer, and do the right thing, before we can see the faithfulness of God in our lives. While we certainly have a part to play in living right and doing what God has called us to do, ultimately God it is faithfulness in spite of our shortcomings. He is faithful to His word. He is faithful to His covenant. The Bible tells us that “God is not a man, that He should lie” Numbers 23:19. This Psalm is a reminder of God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel over the years and generations, and it all started with the seed of the covenant that God made with Abraham.
Many times we look at God’s faithfulness in the vernacular of our daily or yearly life, and sometimes we wonder if God is going to come through for us. The Lord sees a picture that expands through centuries and His faithfulness is so much more profound and powerful than we could ever think or imagine.
It’s best to trust Him and not doubt His faithfulness because so many times we don’t know what He is doing, but we can remind ourselves that just as He was faithful to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, & Joseph, He will be faithful in our lives and in the lives of generations coming after us!!!
In the next devotional, I’ll detail His faithfulness as mentioned in the remainder of this Psalm.