April 21, 2024


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Rev. Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM

“If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.”

Normally, we would turn to this passage and wipe the sweat off our brows in relief. Phew . . . When we are faithless, Christ will remain faithful. Faithful to what? To us! In other words, we may let him down, but he will never let us down. We may let him go, but he will never let us go.

When we act in unbelief, God’s plan moves forward without us, and without His blessing. Don’t get me wrong. God’s work is not stopped, but it may be delayed from an earthly standpoint. If we are unwilling to live by faith then He will raise up others who are willing to do so and receive the blessings. Faithlessness is not without a price. The price is the loss of divine blessing.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”
Isaiah 40:31

Life’s waiting room is a place where time seemingly stands still. It is a place where life is put on hold. Sometimes when I visit my doctor, while I sit and wait in his office, it feels like hours have passed, and yet when I look at my watch, it’s been only 20 minutes. When we are in the waiting room of life, it seems as if progress has come to a screeching halt. This is how it feels sometimes while we wait on the Lord.

Joshua 21:45 firmly establishes this truth: God keeps his Word. Not one of God’s good promises has ever failed, not before the time of Joshua, not after, and not now.

In the New Living Translation Isaiah 55:10-11 says, “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”

God’s Word is a seed (Luke 8:11). Once it’s planted, it will grow and develop into the fruit the Lord intends it to become.
God’s Word is trustworthy. His promises are true. What God says he will do, he will do.

The English Standard Version expresses this idea in 2 Corinthians 1:20:
“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”

When It Feels Like God Has Failed Us
There are times, however, when it feels as though God has failed us.

Consider the story of Naomi. While living in Moab, a land far from her home, Naomi lost her husband and two sons. There was a famine ravaging the land. Grief-stricken, destitute, and alone, Naomi must have felt like God had forsaken her.
From her point of view, God was dealing bitterly with Naomi. But the famine, the move to Moab, and the deaths of her husband and sons were all leading to something glorious and gracious in God’s plan of salvation. Naomi would return to her homeland with one faithful daughter-in-law, Ruth. The kinsman-redeemer, Boaz, would save Naomi and marry Ruth. Boaz and Ruth would become great-grandparents of King David, who would carry the bloodline of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Amid her grief and brokenness, Naomi could not see the big picture. She could not know what God was doing. Maybe you feel like Naomi, and you are losing faith in God and his word. You feel as though he’s done you wrong, abandoned you. You find yourself asking, “Why hasn’t he answered my prayers?”
God Never Fails
Scripture affirms time and time again that God never fails. We must remember in times of desperation and grief that we may not be seeing God’s good and gracious purpose from our current vantage point.

The Lord may want to use a difficult season as a stepping stone in our spiritual growth. In trying time we have to believe that God knows what’s best for us and trust in his promises:
2 Samuel 7:28
Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. (NIV)
1 Kings 8:56
“Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.” (NIV)
Psalm 33:4
For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. (NIV)
When you feel faithless, when you believe that God has left you, take refuge in the pages of the Bible. God’s Word has stood the test of time. It has been refined in the fire; it is pure, flawless, enduring, eternal, true. Let it be your shield. Let it be your source of protection:
Proverbs 30:5
“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
Isaiah 40:8

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
Matthew 24:35
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
Luke 1:37
“For no word from God will ever fail.”

“If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.”
2 Timothy 2:13

As God’s children, we can stand firm in our faith. God’s covenant with us is not going to fail. His Word is flawless, right, true. His promises can be fully trusted, no matter what our circumstances may be.

Have you taken to heart the Lord’s commitment to Joshua and the people of Israel? He has made this promise to us as well. Have you uttered your Amen to God for his glory?
Don’t give up hope.

Face each day confidently with an awareness that the victorious Lord is on your side. Know with all assurance that God never fails. His good promises to you will come to pass.

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Numbers 23:19).
What comfort, confidence, and blessed assurance to know that you can trust God with your life! You can depend on Him to take care of you and guide you into your destiny; the destiny of His working! He’s trustworthy, faithful and reliable! He never fails. When you trust in the Lord you shall not be confounded (1 Peter 2:6). That means you’ll never be disgraced or “put to the blush,” for trusting God.

The Scripture is replete with testimonies of those who, in defiance of life-threatening circumstances, demonstrated absolute trust and confidence in God and experienced a miracle. The three Hebrew boys, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, for one, at the risk of their lives, defied King Nebuchadnezzar’s decree for them to bow to an image of gold. They were therefore thrown into the fiery furnace, but their faith and trust in the God who never fails prevailed, and they got a miracle.

No wonder the Psalmist declared “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what can man do unto me” (Psalm 56:11). God never fails or disappoints. The Bible describes Him as the friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). He’s the very present help in times of need (Psalm 46:1). All you need do is call on Him. He said “Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honour me” (Psalm 50:15). This is God’s invitation to you to trust Him, irrespective of the challenges you might be facing right now, and He’ll not fail you. He wants you to put your trust in Him alone, and rest your faith on His Word. Let His eternal Word be your hope and the anchor for your soul.

Remember, God and His Word are one: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Thus, to say God never fails means His Word never fails. The Bible assures us that though heaven and earth shall pass away, God’s Word remains steadfast forever. His Word always comes forth with enough power to effect a change in you. So, demonstrate your trust in Him today, and take Him by His Word. Act on His Word today, for He never fails. He’s the all-powerful and eternal God of glory, the maker and ruler of heaven and earth.



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