Psalm 36:5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
Praise be to the one True God, Lord of Heaven and Earth, who rules with a mighty hand who rules with steadfast love and faithfulness toward those who seek him! What a blessing to know we serve a God who is immutable, who never repudiates a promise, who will never fail nor turn from us no matter our misdeed or condition.
How weak, then, is the human condition? How desperate, how finite and fragile? We are but a breath away from lifelessness, from eternal separation from God and yet revived and sustained by His faithfulness. In our weakness He proves not just His strength, but He finds occasion to prove faithful in every promise He has spoken. To what breadth, then, shall we expect to find Him faithful? In cleansing us from unrighteousness and sin (1 John 1:9), in the provision of eternal life (1 John 2:25), provision for our needs in this life (Romans 8:32) and provision of wisdom (James 1:5), scripture is threaded through with the promises of God and by His very nature, He is faithful in each one.
Today, take comfort to know that the God of Gods, Creator and Sustainer of Heaven and Earth, has faithfulness beyond measure to sustain and provide even when we show ourselves faithless and overcome by the troubles of this world. In whatever challenges you and I face, we can hold fast to the one who never fails, to the promises of a loving God, merciful Savior, and sustaining Holy Spirit.
“Great is Thy faithfulness O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be”