Keep the Faith
The Faithfulness Of God
Jesus answered and said to
them, “Have faith in God.” —Mark 11:22
Some of Jesus’ words to His
disciples about having faith in God leave me wondering if I can ever exercise
that level of trust and confidence in prayer. I can’t recall telling a mountain
to relocate itself into the ocean and watching it happen.
Hudson Taylor, pioneer
missionary to China, said that Jesus’ words in Mark 11:22, “Have faith in God,”
could be translated, “Hold on to the faithfulness of God.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones,
former pastor of London’s Westminster Chapel, appreciated Taylor’s insight and
said: “Faith is holding on to the faithfulness of God and, as long as you do
that, you cannot go wrong. Faith does not look at the difficulties. . . . Faith
does not look at itself or at the person who is exercising it. Faith looks at
God . . . . Faith is interested in God only, and it talks about God and it
praises God and it extols the virtues of God. The measure of the strength of a
man’s faith, always, is ultimately the measure of his knowledge of God. . . .
He knows God so well that he can rest on the knowledge. And it is the prayers
of such a man that are answered.”
“Forever, O Lord, Your word
is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations”
(Ps. 119:89-90). —David C.
Trust in Him, ye saints,
He is faithful, changing never;
Neither force nor guile can sever
Those He loves from Him. —Kelly
Life is not always fair,
but God is always faithful.