He’s Faithful Even If I’m Not

“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.” ‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭‬‬


My family has been in a long season of waiting on the Lord. I would think almost every person is in a similar season, or they just came out of one, and if neither, then they’re about to enter into one and they don’t know it yet. There’s always something we need. Whether or not He’s our source in which we depend on and expect to fulfill our need may vary. However, we all experience a season of waiting for a need or desire to be fulfilled. That’s where we’ve been, and He is the only source that can end the wait for us.  We’re waiting for Him to fulfill His promise in bringing our daughter’s development and processing to completion.

It’s easy to get caught up in the wait, though; wondering if it’s ever going to happen, how long it’s going to take, and if God is even listening to our prayers as long as it’s taking.   Hebrews tells us:

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1

This is a life verse of mine, however, it’s one I have to constantly remind myself to live by. It’s not easy while waiting. Sometimes I even begin wondering, because I have to remind myself so much, if it prolongs my waiting because I have trouble having consistent unwavering faith. Does it restart the waiting process? This is of course, just a product of my over-thinking, because the Word, like always, holds the truth in black and white.

“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.” 2 Timothy 2:13 ‭‬‬

 I love this! Not just because its God’s truth, but because when I make myself stop and look back, I can see it laced all throughout my life in so many other circumstances.

My husband and I lead a marriage small group on Friday evenings, and this last meeting, I was reminded of this truth as my sweet husband was imparting wisdom to our participants. He shared from our own experience how the waiting is hard and keeping the faith is hard, but if we look back we can see how faithful God has already been to us. That in itself is confirmation that He will continue to do so even if it’s not happening as we like or expect.

Often times, that’s the kicker for us and everyone else I would assume; that we can get weak in our faithfulness and even doubt His when things aren’t going the way WE want them too. So, to us, it could look like it’s not happening. When the truth is His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways better than our own. It will always be better.

In looking back, I can attest to His faithfulness in our lives, even the progress that’s been made in our current season of waiting. He’s been faithful in our finances, in jobs, in our children’s lives, in our health.

Just this past week we witnessed yet another confirmation of His unending faithfulness. One of my dearest friends was given the report that she is cancer free and in complete remission. I still tear up typing those words and the faithfulness of the Lord that lives in them. It was confirmation of what we already believed and had claimed, but a sweet confirmation to get all the same. It was a long year and a half for her, that didn’t look the way she or anyone else that was praying for her would have wanted it to, but nevertheless, she is healed, as He promised she would be.  

“But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭86:15‬ ‭

No, it may not look the way I want or happen the way I’d like it to, but He’s faithful in all things and in all our prayers.  Just because I may have days where I’m weak and my faith may fail, His doesn’t nor ever will.  He makes good on all His promises because that’s Who He is.  So as I continue to wait on the Lord, I will rest in knowing that even when the days come where I fall short in my faithfulness, He’s faithful even when I’m not. ~ Heather


Your Turn:  Are you in a season of waiting where you’re struggling to keep the faith?  Maybe it would help to look back and be reminded of how faithful God has been in the past.  Can you see where He’s been faithful before?  Please share with us. ~ Breath on Paper


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