Let’s be real about this. I am not a perfect father, or husband, or son, or employee. I am not perfect at any of those things, and I am not a perfect Christian. To be honest I still smoke, still like to have a drink, sometimes I get mad and say something I should not. I am not perfect, but I am also not who I was. Jesus has delivered me from many things and thankfully He will continue to deliver me.
I am not always faithful as I should be but He is. Two verses that I think everyone (including myself) should regularly meditate on are Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus, and 2 Timothy 2:13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is. Both of those verses very clearly show that God is faithful and He is will always be faithful. I don’t know how else to say it, but God cannot not be faithful. Notice in 2 Tim it says He cannot deny who He is. It is in His nature to remain faithful. It does not depend on my faithfulness for Him to be faithful.
We have seen those quotes about don’t judge where someone is because you don’t know where they came from. As true is that is I am not sure we always apply it to ourselves. We too should not be so hard on ourselves because Jesus has already brought us through so much. We have to remember that He loves us and He sees what successes and failures you will have next week, next year, next decade. He is not surprised by any of it, and inspite of all that He remains faithful.
I may have mentioned this before but it bears repeating. If you want the ultimate example of God’s faithfulness and wanting to bring things to completion think about creation and the omnipresence (being everywhere at the same time) of God. When God created the world He also saw the fall of man, and the rejection people would have, and the death of Jesus, and the resurrection of Jesus, and you embracing Him. He saw it all at the same exact time and still uttered the words Let there be Light. That is faithfulness, that is love.
So later when you get upset and remember that you are not perfect spin that feeling around on it’s head and remember that God is perfect and He loves you.
Just a thought,