Forever Faithful

May 21, 2019

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”  Hebrews 10:23

How can we, as God’s children, have hope no matter what we are facing?  How can we hold fast to this hope when the world around us mocks the truth?  “Because,” Hebrews 10:23 says, “He who promised is faithful.”  God is faithful…at all times, in all circumstances, whether we choose to believe it or not: He who promised is faithful.

So what has He promised to believers?  He has promised reconciliation to God through Christ (Romans 5:6-10).  This means that while we were enemies, Christ died for us, thereby making us right with God again through His shed blood on the cross.  What could be a better promise, or bring more hope?  He has promised to forgive our sins (1 John 1:9).  He has promised never to leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8).

He has promised a Helper to be with us always (John 14:16).  He has promised to strengthen and hold us up with His own right hand (Isaiah 41:10).  He has promised to meet our needs (Matthew 6:25-32).  He will answer our prayers (1 John 5:14-15).  He has promised not to withhold anything good if we walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).

He promises to bear our burdens, and comfort us in our suffering (Psalm 68:19; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4).  He has also promised a way of escape from every temptation and wisdom to face any challenge (1 Corinthians 10:13; James 1:5).  In Him we have the promise of rest when our souls are weary and peace regardless of our circumstances (Matthew 11:28-29; Philippians 4:6-7).  He is our guide (Psalm 32:8) and our healer (Psalm 103:1-3).

He has guaranteed His love to us, and that we can never be separated from it (Romans 8:38-39).  We can trust that we are eternally secure in His hands (John 10:27-30) until He comes to take us home (John 14:1-3).

He who promised is faithful…faithful to keep every promise He has made.  Let us, then, His beloved children be faithful to hold unwaveringly to the hope we have in Him.

Dear God, Give me Your grace to hold unswervingly to the hope I have in You.  Thank You for Your faithfulness to me.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Topics: Hope

Bible Reference

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’or ‘What shall we drink?’or ‘What shall we wear?’
For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
I and the Father are one.”