“Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.” Psalms 89:2 NLT
For the past month plus I have been sitting, waiting for Abba to share with my heart what He wants me to post. It’s been a rather interesting season for me, one where I have been waiting for Him to give me that familiar push to write, to read posts, to even leave a comment. I’ve become so dependent on His inspiration and leading on WordPress, that I refuse to write anything that is not sanctioned by Him. Initially I felt ansy and uneasy; I wondered if the season of writing for me had come to an abrupt ending; but overtime, I began to learn that sometimes, I just need to be still and wait on Him, even if it feels like it is indefinitely.
Many of you have been with me on the journey of deep trust this year. You’ve been witnesses to the Lord breaking me in multiple ways. I have faced challenges this past year that have caused my faith to be stretched beyond anything I would have chosen for myself. I have felt the hands of the Lord disciplining me in so many ways as He’s shown me how proud and self-sufficient I’ve lived my life. He’s bruised me sorely, and yes, I’ve even felt Him crushing and pressing me in ways that are inexplicable. Through it all though, I can join with the Psalmists and many of you in declaring, He’s been so good.
“I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. The Lord has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.” Psalms 118:17-18 ESV
I recount how the Lord beckoned me earlier this year to begin the series on His promises. I had no idea how it would have unfolded and confess to delaying being obedient to His nudge for months on end. Scripture contains so many of ABBA’s promises, that I did not know they would be all unveiled. But, He continues to remind me that when He asks me to do something, I simply need to step out in obedience and move. He seldom gives us the details of the plans. He simply says, step out and move. Our job, respond to Him in obedience and move (or stay depending on the order).
As He began to walk me through the various promises of His Word, I began to experience Him in a fresh and powerful way. My heart began feeling enriched with views of His faithfulness. My soul became exposed to His tender mercies. My mind became a participant in His abundant grace. I began to truly experience that His love is irrevocably unfailing. Abba is the only One who is constant and enduring.
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT
Financial institutions have failed me.
Friends have failed me, and I’m sure I’ve failed them too.
Good health has failed members of my family.
My employment has failed my expectations.
Possessions have failed to give me delight.
Reading books have failed to give me joy.
Family members have failed to be good support.
But Abba, He has NEVER FAILED and dear friend, I know without hesitation that He will never fail.
It is His nature to be without error or fault. All that He does is wonderful, all His ways are perfect.
It is who He is to be victorious over everything. He cannot be beat or outdone.
His mercies to us are new every morning, great O Lord is thy Faithfulness. Hallelujah!
He continues to meet my daily needs each and every time, albeit they may appear to be met late, but He meets them and I am so so so grateful.
As the year 2019 draws to a close, I believe He wants us to look back over the course of the year, and see how faithful He has been. He wants us to through Holy Spirit’s lens observe how He has come through for us, time and time again. And as 2020 dawns, He wants us to take heart, to not be anxious for anything, to not be fearful of the unknown and unexpected. He wants us to recount His deeds and the marvelous things He’s done.
Yahweh our Lord, You are unfailing.
From my heart, to yours ❤️
Until next time remember, His Promises are our Guarantee…🙌🏽