Wednesday
Sep 15th, 2021
Yahweh—The Faithful God
By: Drew Metcalfe
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Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”

Have you ever had someone in your life that you could count on indefinitely? No matter the chore, fear, trouble, or task this person is your go-to? For me it’s my mom and dad—through thick and thin, bad attitude, or ingratitude, they are always quick to jump in and help when need arises. Who’s that person in your life?
 
With no sugar coating or long drawn out explanation—God’s faithfulness is incomparable to anyone in your life. Superman, your spouse, your trusted friend—nobody can compete. God is irrefutably more faithful. Deep down you realize this without any coaching. Think about how you can “sing the praises” of the person who came to mind and then compare that with “singing the praises” of God. The Lord’s faithfulness draws out emotion that cannot be accessed elsewhere—when we sing of His faithfulness we entangle our chaotic, peaceful, and indescribable days. Why is that? Could it be because God has created us to sing praise to Him, even knowing that with our praise comes the inescapable dilution of sin and discontent?
 
Daniel’s life held every manner of potential grievance. Peaks and valleys describe Daniel’s life more than a rollercoaster. He experienced the most bizarre and faith-testing circumstances possible, which seems unfair for a son of David. Daniel took his struggles in stride, with extreme trust in the Faithfulness of God.
 
What if we held to God’s faithfulness with so much trust that we could enter a furnace with confidence that provision could be found inside? What if we trusted that providence could be found even at the jaws of the lions in their den?

God’s promises regarding who He is apply for eternity—meaning His promises apply to you today as much as they did Daniel. Today, approach God with appreciation for that fact, and reflect on his Faithfulness in the words sang in Promises by Maverick City Music.

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