The faithfulness of God is his attribute that displays his trustworthiness based on his unwavering commitment to his people through his promises and covenants that find their ultimate fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ.
What we notice from the beginning of all things is that our God is a relational God. Out of his overflowing love, he created all things and committed himself in a covenantal relationship with his creation (Gen 1-2). However, because of the entrance of sin (Gen 3) the people of God do not faithfully commit themselves to this covenant-keeping, promise-keeping God. Still, God proves himself to be trustworthy and faithful to his people over and over again. How can this be? How can a righteous and holy God continue to remain faithful to his people who constantly turn their backs on him? Where will this relationship end up? Will there be any resolution to this? This essay seeks to address these questions and demonstrate the nature of our God who is faithful to his wayward people even to the point of embracing and absorbing the penalty of their sin of faithlessness in himself through the death of his son, Jesus Christ.
Andrew Peterson—artist and president of The Rabbit Room—remembers a time when his family and the hope of redemption carried him through a season of depression.
Darryl Williamson—lead pastor of Living Faith Bible Fellowship and TGC Council member—remembers a time of intense reliance on the Lord and answered prayer in discerning his call to ministry.
H. B. Charles Jr.—pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and TGC Council member—remembers a time when God showed his strength in weakness.
Ligon Duncan—president and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and TGC Council member—shares about the vital role of community in pastoral ministry.
Kevin DeYoung reflects on a time when God showed particular faithfulness in the midst of weakness.
Lauren Chandler shares two key moments of weakness and how the Lord met her in those moments through the work of the Spirit and the Church.
Thabiti Anyabwile shares about a time of intense church conflict that almost drove him to leave the ministry and the important counsel of his wife.
How can we trust God through faith and not succumb to fear in this anxious age?
He is near because his Word says he is near. He is near because he is God, encompassing, creating, drawing, loving, shepherding.
One of the greatest comforts in your life, believer, is that even while you are in the middle of the storm, Jesus is on the throne.