Sunday, May 21, 2006

LBY: Week 8: Faithfulness

"The degree of our faithfulness is the direct result of our regard for God's faithfulness."-Beth Moore.

Over the past few weeks I have "cyber-watched" several women, one I know and one I don't, go through very trying circumstances in regard to their little girls. Although they are not out of the woods completely, they both seem to be able to breathe at least a sigh of relief knowing God's faithfulness will seemingly result in a positive outcome. I have thought about these women and their precious girls a lot, and have prayed-- a lot. I have been amazed at their vulnerability to share with those of us who are out here watching. I wonder if they know they are a true testament to not only God's faithfulness, but their own.

If you read the comments on each of their blogs it's amazing to see how God has used so many people to offer His words of encouragement and thoughts of love. He hasn't been faithful in just the healing of these two little girls, but holding each of these women up helping them to just focus on Him and his ability to carry them through the process of growing in Him.

I don't know that I have ever not believed God. (Beth comments on the faithfulness of God is his believability.) As I have gotten older, and hopefully become a little more wise, I understand more the depths of his faithfulness. (I do have a long way to go!) Even though at times I wonder what in the world he is doing, I would rather remain focused on Him knowing that his word and promises will not fail. I can't imagine how people who live without this trust in Him make it through even one traumatic event in their lives.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Me, neither. These last two weeks have been bearable only because of Him, and the people He has used to lift us up. And because of Him, we are doing remarkably well :) Thank you, sweet friend.

BooMama said...

That last sentence? I don't either. Without that confidence that He is faithful and that He will not forsake us - I don't know how people do it. And I loved this: "He hasn't been faithful in just the healing of these two little girls, but holding each of these women up helping them to just focus on Him and his ability to carry them through the process of growing in Him." - I'd never thought about it that way, but you're so right. He is faithful.

Susie said...

Robin, thank you so much for sharing these blogs. Wow, I have been so inspired reading them. As Christians, it is amazing to see the faithfulness in others. In doing so, my faith is strengthened.

Addie said...

Those two women had such an impact on how I viewed this study this week too. And like you, I came away wondering how in the world people without Him, make it through one traumatic event...let alone a lifetime of them. Great post Robin!

holdenon said...

I finally blogged...Maybe your blog is more pertinent to me because I am seeking words of encouragement. I know who you are talking about and I can see how you can blog about God's faithfulness. I definitely have a long way to go. I feel a bit disconnected since I haven't been attending church as frequently. It could be a source of my anxiety and need to continually seek him and his Guidance because it is only with him and the angels we call friends here on earth that will get me to where I need to be. Thanks and I love ya!

Chaotic Mom said...

I've always believed God, I trust him. But I've been lazy in my relationship with him, too. Very happy for the study these past nine weeks. ;)