We live in a world of uncertainty, and sometimes it is difficult to know which way to go. What do you do when your world seems to be spinning around and out of control? It is likely that God brings these seasons of change in our lives to cause us to stop and reflect on where He is in the midst of these changes, and life does change, sometimes, very quickly. How do we deal with these changes? God gives us direction as to where we should place our faith and focus.
First, we need to understand the consistency of God’s faithfulness. He is a God that does not change and is without failure. If He was faithful before, He remains faithful today, and He will be faithful to each of us in the future. We have to look beyond circumstances to see His faithfulness. We may not like the things that happen to us, but that doesn’t change His faithfulness, and He knows what is best for us.
Exodus 8:21-23, 9:26
Even in this economic climate that we live in, as we live in an upright manner as a child of God, He will bless you and provide for you. He wants you, and everyone else, to see the difference in the lives of those who live for the Lord and trust in Him. “I will make a distinction between My people and your people” (Exodus 8:23a). God will extend favor to those who trust Him, and His faithfulness is always on time. The blessings from Him will provide everything that you need.
1 Thessalonians 5:24
Next, our response to God’s faithfulness is for us to be faithful to Him. It requires making a commitment to Him. It is one thing to slip up (perhaps due to sin), but it requires getting up, getting back into fellowship with God, and resuming that commitment. Are you determined to be the faithful citizen that God would have you to be and to serve Him, not just in some ways, but in everything that you do? Everything means everything you do…faithful to your job and its obligations…to your husband or wife…in all things.
1 Corinthians 4:2
“Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s household, as a testimony to what would be said in the future. But Christ was faithful as a Son over His household, whose household we are if we hold on to the courage and the confidence of our hope” (Hebrews 3:5-6). Keep in mind that Moses was a reluctant leader, yet He did what was asked of Him and was regarded as faithful to God.
Have confidence in God, especially when things remain uncertain around you. God will strengthen and enable you in everything you will be involved in. While your course of direction in life may change, we are to remain confident in Him that He is always with us through every change.
Do not allow yourself to be shaken by the world or by events, and remain focused on being obedient to God, His Word, and living in His righteousness. Even in our suffering and difficulties that we may experience, God will certainly comfort us and take care of us as we trust and have faith in Him. God is faithful.
2 Thessalonians 2:2, 3:13
We should be ready and willing to tell others what God is doing in your life and declare that He can do the same thing in the lives of those we communicate with. “‘Go back to your home and tell all that God has done for you.’ And off he went, proclaiming throughout the town all that Jesus had done for him” (Luke 8:39). God will enable you to get through all difficulties and circumstances as you live in an upright manner for Him.
We live for Jesus Christ as an example for others as a testimony for Him. He wants us to be the model and example for Christ in order that we can shine for Him. He wants us to inspire others to seek Jesus Christ in order that they can withstand all of the turmoil that life brings our way. We can tell others about our own experiences as to how God brings us through them to help others see that God is able to bring us through every trial and difficulty.
1 Thessalonians 1:7, 12
All of this is supplemented by living a prayerful life. We are to maintain an open and consistent communication with God through Jesus Christ by keeping our focus on Him. “Pray constantly” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). In addition, we are to pray for one another to build up our brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, and also for those who do not know Christ that they will, one day, come into a relationship with Him. Living a life of prayer requires that we live a life of holiness before God.
1 Timothy 2:8
How do we live in these difficult times? By recognizing God’s faithfulness, being faithful to Him, living in the confidence of His presence in your life, not allowing yourself to be shaken by the world’s events, living as an example for Christ before others and telling others about God’s grace in your life, and remaining prayerful to God through it all.
Thank you, Lord, for rescuing us, keeping us, and being faithful to us, through these times that we live in. Thank you for loving us so much and for the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ.