Over and over again I am blown away by the way that the Lord speaks to me from His Word. He is so gracious to point me to truths and promises that I desperately need.
Last week I moved from North Carolina, another place that had so wonderfully become home to me. I moved back to Birmingham with no word on a job and no idea what the next few months (let alone the next week) would look like. Needless to say I’ve been slightly [understatement] overwhelmed and a little [understatement again] terrified.
But how good is our God?! In His grace He reminds me that even though I am job-less and plan-less… He still plans to be faithful. I have found so much comfort in the truths of Psalm 138. Pretty much the whole chapter is great. It is such an incredible reminder of the Lord’s power and faithfulness.
“the Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands” – psalm 138:8
This is a promise. It is found in the Bible so I can trust it as being undeniable, unshakably true. I can find rest and peace in the fact that God’s plan for me is not dependent on my knowledge or understanding of it.
“I give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart… I give thanks to Your name for Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness.” – psalm 138:1-2
These verses sweetly remind me of my need to thank Him and praise Him for His faithfulness, even before I can see the fruit of it. How amazing that because of who He is – completely good, totally sovereign, always faithful – we can praise Him and thank Him for what he will do before He even comes through?! This kind of faith can only be rooted in a firm and deep understanding of who He is. I pray for this deeper understanding and intimacy every day. And in His grace He leads me into this deeper knowledge of His character. He is good. He is faithful. He is sovereign. He is sufficient. He is enough.
How amazing that our time of walking through the unknown and the confusing and the scary can serve to draw us into deeper intimacy with Him and a more full knowledge of who He is?
So even though I’ve moved to yet another new place with no job and no idea what the future is holding; even though I have no answers and feel as blind as I’ve ever been… He is guiding me into His perfect purpose. And I can trust in His perfect faithfulness because He is God. His Word is truth and it declares Him to be so. Praise God for His faithfulness.
“In perfect faithfulness You have done marvelous things”
– Isaiah 25:1