I’ve been thinking about the goodness of the Father and His loyalty. I’ve learned a lot this past year about myself and humankind. I’ve learned humankind will let you down and let you down big, that includes myself, in case you were wondering. We break promises, breech covenants, and aren’t loyal. We let others down intentionally and accidentally. It’s in our blood and something we will fight the rest of our lives.
But our Father. He is loyal. He will never let us down. No matter what.
If we think He has let us down. We need to dig in the scriptures to recount His faithfulness to our spiritual forefathers. Unlike man. He is perfect in all His ways. He loves us when we are detestable and just plain ugly. I don’t believe He is happy with our behavior at certain times, but He is always loyal to us. He is faithful to us when we are so unfaithful to Him. His promises never change, it’s our actions/behaviors that will change some of the blessings He promises.
He never lies, unlike man.
He never acts to benefit for Himself, unlike man.
He never misleads to control, unlike man.
So our best bet is to put all our hope in Him. He is the only being we can completely know without a doubt that won’t let us down. And frankly, that’s how I like it. I wouldn’t want a God I could understand or relate too. Then, He wouldn’t be a God, not worthy of all glory and honor.
If you’ve been let down (we all have), don’t stay angry (because you will become angry), but acknowledge the facts and forgive. Forgiveness is essential to have a thriving life and spiritual walk. Never let the knowledge go wasted, but don’t harbor hurt. Be thankful we have a God and Father that we can put our full trust in at all times.
He desires for us to trust Him and to imitate Him in all our ways, so let’s anchor in Him alone for the rest of our days.
Father, thank You for being a loyal God. You never lie, deceive, manipulate, or use us. You are our only hope truly. Help us to let go of the hurt when we are let down. Help us to remember how it feels to be let down and try our best not to let others down intentionally. May we not forget the lessons we learn from each other, the good and bad. We desire to imitate You in all our ways, but we need Your Holy Spirit to empower us. We want to love one another as You have commanded us too. It’s not easy, but it is attainable. In Jesus’ name, Amen.