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Always Faithful
Krissy, 18

Verse:
 

".....if we are faithful, he remains faithful." 2 Timothy 2:13

 
Lesson:
 

I too often hear the following from people: "I'm not good enough for God to love me." "I've failed God one too many times and God won't forgive me again." "I'm being punished by God for my sin." "My life is so far off what God wants, that God has finally given up on me."

When things are not going well, when we know the depth of our sin and our failures we can often become fearful that our choices are going to be the cause of the removal of God's loving presence in our lives. I believe we become fearful and lose hope, because our experience has been that in human relationships if we sin too many times, then those relationships become broken, often with the person or persons severing the relationship.

Scripture proclaims that God's ways are not our ways, and that God's ways are ways of absolute faithfulness. Scripture calls us not to base understanding of God on our experience in human relationships but on the living word of God proclaimed in Scripture. Truly, when we are faithless, God remains faithful. Remember, God did not wait until God's people were faithful before God sent Jesus to save us. If God had waited until we were faithful, we would still be waiting for Jesus!

 
Prayer:
 
"Lord, we fail you so often, and we have not been faithful to you. Please forgive us for the times we fail, and help us to be faithful to you, always." - Amen

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