In 1PE 4:19, when addressing believers who were going through suffering, Peter instructed them to “entrust [their] soul to the faithful Creator who will do what is right!” God’s faithfulness extends to all areas, including disciplining His people. He is just as faithful in what He withholds, as in what He gives. He is faithful in sending sorrow, as well as in giving joy. Therefore, the faithfulness of God is a truth to be acknowledged by us, not only when we are at ease, but also when we are in trouble. When we recognize this, we humble ourselves before Him, and accept the fact that we fully deserve His correction. Instead of murmuring or complaining, we thank Him for it just as the Psalmist did when he said, “I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me” (PSA 119:75). God is not only faithful in stopping affliction, but in sending it as well. But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, nor deal falsely in My faithfulness (PSA 89:33). I will go away and return to My place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me (HOS 5:15).
Every member of the Trinity is faithful. In JAM 1:17, God the Father is faithful. In HEB 13:8, The Lord Jesus Christ is faithful, and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In JOH 14:16, The Holy Spirit is faithful to indwell the believer, and in 1CO 12:13, He is faithful to teach believers Bible doctrine. Understanding these principles will protect us from worry because to be worried and concerned indicates rejection of this divine attribute. Since He does not change, He who has cared for His child through all the years will not forsake that child in old age. He who has heard your prayers in the past will not refuse to supply your need in the present. Therefore, we arrive at a very important principle: God is greatly honored when, under testing for blessing or chastening, we continue to have the right thoughts towards Him and recognize His divine attributes in action. The sooner we trust his faithfulness toward us in all our affairs, being fully persuaded and convinced of His love for us, the sooner we will find true satisfaction in life.
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