Faith of Our Father

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by Abrianna Sandy

 

As Christians, we put our faith in God because we know that He is faithful to us and loves and protects us. God’s faithfulness is what our whole faith is based on, and faith is the foundation of Christianity.

Psalm 37:3 says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (NKJV throughout). God’s faith in us is why we continue to thrive where we are. We feed on His faithfulness, and it sustains us.

God is faithful and merciful to us. We should remember to praise Him for this because we would be lost otherwise. “He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God” (98:3). Wherever we go, we can see God’s faithfulness if only we look for it. His faithfulness is everywhere because He loves each one of us. His promises are true, and His plans are in motion everywhere.

God’s faithfulness is great and wonderful, and it is abundant — like His love! “Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds” (36:5). Even when we go through hard times, His faithfulness plays a part. Maybe it’s a test. Maybe He is keeping us from making a bad decision, or maybe He’s simply afflicting us so that we can grow into something better. “I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me” (119:75).

In a world like ours we must remember God’s faithfulness and how reliable it is. It is our light and where we place our hope.

“Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides” (v. 90). In hard times, we must remember that God was faithful to Abraham and Noah and that He will be faithful to us as well. This is our refuge and comfort.

 

Abrianna Sandy is 13 years old and has six siblings. She lives in Michigan and attends the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Owosso and the Church of God Fellowship Lansing. Abrianna likes reading, writing, and drawing and has an interest in psychology. When she gets older, she wants to be either a lawyer or a real estate agent and wants to be an author as a side job.

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