Foreword: Where do you go when the pressures of life start to make you uncomfortable (or worse ready to yell)? Is the solution self-help books, your office buddies, or jumping to another religion? You don’t have to ‘turn’ or ‘jump’ anywhere! When we study our Bibles before problems arrive, we are already equipped to handle life. I was talking to a visitor at church who thought handling life’s problems is “tough.” Scripture clearly tells us that with a eternal prospective, we can use a different lens when viewing problems. Problems are temporary and limited to our earthly existence, not Heaven. If we believe that God can deliver on His promises, then we have a fresh perspective on how we view life. We are not saying we enjoy diseases or natural disasters. The Bible has God’s promises written down! Louis
The faithfulness of God to the believer is expressed in many ways in the Bible.
The faithfulness of God to forgive sin.
1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The faithfulness of God in keeping us saved.
2 Tim. 2:13, “If we believe not, yet He abides faithful; He cannot deny Himself.”
2 Thess. 3:3, “But the Lord is faithful who shall establish you and keep you from evil.”
The faithfulness of God in times of pressure.
1 Cor. 10:13, “There has no testing taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tested above that you are able; but will with the testing also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
The faithfulness of God in providing for us under the partnership of Christ.
1 Cor. 1:9, “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ.”
The faithfulness of God in keeping His promises to us.
Heb. 10:23, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for He is faithful that promised.”
The faithfulness of God to us in times of suffering.
1 Pet. 4:19, “Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful creator.”
The faithfulness of God in providing for the believer’s eternal future.
1 Thess. 5:24, “Faithful is He that calls you who also will do it.”