Thursday, June 6, 2013

God IS Faithful!

As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. 
Psalm 18: 30

As I was driving back home yesterday after a doctor’s appointment that I was really dreading, I had Dr. Swindoll’s show “Insight for Living” on the radio. I was really not paying much attention to it, but he said a phrase that caught my ear immediately. He said: “the Holy Spirit meets you…” That’s when I realized that he had been talking about the Holy Spirit and how He is our Counselor and our ever-present Helper in times of trouble and trial.

I began fighting back the tears that started to burn in my eyes as I contemplated the perfection of the timing of that statement. The very fact that I listened to that phrase at that precise moment in time was a hugely significant illustration of God’s magnificently perfect sense of timing. Not before, nor after…just at the exact time, that’s when The Holy Spirit meets you…and the statement came to me right on time, as usual.

It was a reminder of God’s hand in my life. He had taken care of me in my scary appointment. He had given me exactly what I'd needed to put my soul at ease, and me hearing these words on the radio was just God’s way to make me acknowledge His wonderful ways. He wanted me to look back at Him and see His glorious faithfulness. It would not have worked out better any other way. He did it in a manner that made a lasting impression in me and for that I am grateful…regardless the scariness of the situation.

The Most High God, who had been Faithful before, was Faithful again in my life…He cannot help it…that is who He is. And as we witness His Faithfulness, our faith in Him grows. The trick is, not to miss it. We need to remain intentionally aware of His Hand upon us so we catch as many instances of His Faithfulness as possible.

The Holy Spirit meets us wherever we are. He brings us everything we need. And He is always on time! Praise the Lord!

O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you. 
Psalm 89: 8

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