The Lord Is Faithful

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

If there is any sure thing in this life is called the faithfulness of God. Every word written in the Bible, every promise Heavenly Father has given, will definitely be fulfilled. When will they be fulfilled? In God’s time, which is the perfect time, it will not be before or after. If we feel that now, when we have water around our neck, God must intervene on our behalf, no matter if we do not notice His intervention, let us remember what He says 2 Thessalonians 3:3: But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

I have heard many testimonies about how God has delivered His children from evil. Like that servant of God who was on a missionary trip in a Central American country, and while he was transported by car, without knowing why, he told the driver to enter a city which diverted them from the road. They walked about an hour for no apparent reason, and as they resumed the route, they found that the road was blocked by a terrible accident just as they had strayed from the road.

Sometimes God delivers us from evil and we do not realize it at the moment, but afterwards. Maybe you, man of God, it bothered you not to have had sex with that woman that you liked; but after a while you found out she had AIDS. It is probable that God has also saved you from death by preventing you from eating a poisoned dish that someone prepared for you. Or that time they called you in an emergency and left the beach where you were, which was razed the next day by a hurricane.

We are in a hurry, we have our own plans and we want to see our wishes fulfilled. But many times God prevents that all is fulfilled to avoid us evil. Instead of getting angry with God as if we were spoiled children, it is better to wait until we realize why our plans were not given as we expected. No doubt our Heavenly Father had a better plan than ours, and He knew that what we planned would hurt us. His fidelity to not letting anything harm us leads him to slow us down sometimes.

And even though at the moment we do not understand what is happening, God will affirm us that what happens to us is for our good. Recall what Romans 8:28 says, And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Everything that happens to us, what we like and what we dislike, is going to help for good. We are children of God, we love Him and have been called according to His purpose. By fulfilling such requirements, all things will help us well.

The faithfulness of our God is affirmed in Numbers 23:19, God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Therefore, He is faithful to His Word and everything He promised will come in His perfect time. It is written in 2 Corinthians 1:20, For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. No matter how long you have waited to see the fulfillment of the promises of the Lord, remember that He is faithful, who does not lie and will not repent of what He has promised because His promises are in Him Yes and Amen, for His glory. God bless you.

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