“And now, O Lord GOD, you are God, and your words are true,
and you have promised this good thing to your servant.”
2 Samuel 7:28
I love this unequivocal statement David makes: “You are God, and your words are true.” No doubt. No question. The Lord God spoke, and David believed every word. He didn’t need to get to the end result, the fulfillment of the promise, in order to say he believed God. He simply took the Lord at His word.
Oh, that we would have such faith! Not in mere words, but a faith reflected in our actions and reactions as circumstances shift around us. A faith that permeates our entire being, filling each crevice to the very core of our heart.
Surface faith is easier. “Faith” that believes only as far as we can see, or as much as we can comprehend. “Faith” that doesn’t get our hopes up too high, because we see it as a risk.
But when our faith is firmly placed in the words of our God, there is no question as to whether or not He will come through. He will. His purposes will be accomplished. His promises have been tried through the generations, and they will stand every test. As we study Scripture, seeing His many promises, declarations, warnings, we can rest absolutely assured that He is God and His words are true.
All of them.
Whether we see them being fulfilled at this time or not.
Whether He chooses to act in ways we understand or to act entirely contrary to what we think is best.
That’s another thing about Him being God. He does all that He pleases. All plays out according to His plans. His will is done, in heaven and on earth, and it is His kingdom, His dominion that we seek.
So is this a good thing? Absolutely. Because the living God is not only all-powerful. He is all-knowing. He is wisdom. He is justice. He is righteousness. He is love.
We may not see wrongs being righted, but we stand firm on the foundation of our God’s Word. His Word which says that He is just, and He will deal with every sin. All sins are ultimately committed against God Himself, and His justice will not allow them to go unchecked. All will be dealt with either at the final judgment, or nailed to the cross of Christ as ruined sinners are reclaimed to display the glory of the grace of God.
Our life may not be playing out as we hoped, things may seem to be falling apart, but His Word still stands. When we are in Christ, He is our good Shepherd. He has laid His life down for His sheep. He watches over us. He leads us. He keeps us forever. He fills our cup to overflowing, and His steadfast love and mercy follow us all the days of our life. So however our situation appears, we can fix our eyes on the Lord of all and know that His Word stands, and He has promised that the best is yet to come. Glory is coming. Ever-increasing joy. Light that never fades.
“This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
For who is God, but the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God?…
The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be the God of my salvation.”
Psalm 18:30-31, 46
“Your promise is well tried,
and your servant loves it…
Your righteousness is righteous forever,
and your law is true.”
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.”
“For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me,
declaring the end from the beginning
and from ancient times things not yet done,
saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
and I will accomplish all my purpose,’…
I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass;
I have purposed, and I will do it.”
“The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.”