It's a theme, rather, an aspect of God's character, that I am often brought back to and am so impacted by. I guess it means a lot to my heart. I remember the first time I really heard the Lord say to me, "I will never leave or forsake you." That promise has resounded in my heart ever since.
God is faithful to us. He's faithful to what He says, faithful to His promises. And lately, I have seen the beautiful fulfillment of specific things He has promised to me. As I look at these moments, I see how beautiful God's timeline is, even when I don't understand.
Today being Easter, I think of the disciples and their journey with Jesus. I think of all the things Jesus alluded to--promises to come. I think of the grasping to understand, the wondering. I think of the promises over generations of a coming Messiah--the One who would take away the sins of the world. I think of the waiting that endured. I think of the feelings of delay that were more than likely felt. And I see the faithfulness of Jesus. He Himself the fulfillment. The things the Father promised coming to pass. And they were far better than what anyone could've ever imagined or conceived. I think of the life with Jesus I am living now and the promise of the beloved and incredible Holy Spirit who is always with me, the gift of eternal life and an endless future with Him, and I am so grateful. God has been faithful to His promises, and He will always be.
As I reflect today, my heart is reminded again to trust God, even in the unknowns, in the things yet to come, because He will be faithful. He cannot deny Himself. It is things like fear and uncertainty that cloud our clarity and willingness and create suspicion of God's goodness in our hearts. But it's the love of God that reminds us God is working and will always finish what He starts. His timing is perfect. As you wait, be encouraged. Enjoy His presence. Look with eager expectation into His eyes and trust Him. Let His love wash over you. Rest in Him. And I will too.
Blessings. Happy Easter. Happy Resurrection Day.