You've heard the phrase...God NEVER fails...and I know this to be true.. He is God so nothing happens that he doesn't have control over.. therefore He NEVER fails.. it is all part of the plan..His plan
But at the retreat Tammy (the speaker) made the statement that.. God CANNOT fail...this for some reason spoke volumes to me.... because this speaks to His character, not just His ability.....He never fails because he chooses not to... He cannot because it would go against everything in His character.. against His perfection.. to fail is in essence to NOT be perfect...
It made me realize that it only emphasizes His perfection...it makes our FAITH possible...
because we know that... "HE WILL do what HE says HE will do... and that HE IS who HE says HE is.." (borrowed from Beth Moore)
1. -confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.2. -belief that is not based on proof
Faith is the evidence of things unseen...beyond hope, and MORE than confidence...I have had my hopes "dashed" plenty of times, and I am not very confident...very often AT ALL...at least NOT in myself, that is...
But I have Faith in God...I am confident in Him, that He will follow through on ALL His promises, and I can trust Him...because HE WILL KEEP ALL His promises....
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.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
2 Corinthians 1:20
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
So when things in my life start going downhill, or seem out of whack... and I wanna believe that it is because He doesn't love me, or because He has forgotten me.. I have several options...1) I have started believing one of the MANY Lie's of Satan, 2) that I have walked away from Him, even if only a bit, or 3) I am in His will.. and it is just one of those "things" (test or trial) that will make me stronger in the end... a little more like the One who created me... a little closer to PERFECTION....our ultimate goal....PRAISE HIM...