“But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’” Genesis 32:12
Have you ever doubted God’s direction for your life’s journey? Jacob did as he told God, “You said I will make you prosper.” Our difficulty with God is that He keeps His promises in His time and not ours. His will is accomplished in His ways and too often we don’t understand how that is taking place in our lives; God is faithful. The Haitian word for faith is ‘gen konfyans’ and the children in the attached photo have much faith; ‘anpil gen komfyans’. We all have times when we doubt His presence in our daily lives and lose patience waiting for His promises to be fulfilled. God is faithful, was faithful yesterday, will be faithful today and again tomorrow. Their school at Torbeck will once again have food prepared tomorrow. Our Triune God is faithful and will always remain faithful to His children. I close today with the words from the hymn ‘Great is Thy faithfulness’ which was a poem that written by Thomas O. Chisolm in 1923.
“Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father, there is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not as Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed Thy hand hath provided; Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, sun, moon and stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifold witness to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide; strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay