My three-year-old son and I were riding in the car the other day and I heard him singing in the backseat.
“Never once did we ever walk alone. Never once did you leave us all alone. You are faithful, God you are faithful!” he belted from the top of his lungs.
I knew the question was coming because he asks it all the time.
Silence came from the backseat, and then the question came: “What’s that mean, Mommy?”
I love these moments with my son and we had a great conversation about what it means that God is faithful. (Ok in all honesty it lasted about three minutes before he was pointing to something outside and no longer listening to my mini-sermon on the faithfulness of God.) But it really got me thinking about what His faithfulness truly means. We sing about it all the time. We remind others of it during times of strife (“I’m so sorry you’re going through this but God is faithful!”). But what does it really mean?
The faithfulness of God means that He will always do what He has said He will do and He will always fulfill His promises.
When you really think about it, this is an incredibly counter-cultural thing. Our world does NOT value faithfulness. We remain faithful to our friends until they start getting on our nerves and we find some new ones. We’ll be faithful to our spouse until we are no longer interested and “fall out of love.” We’re faithful to our jobs until a better offer comes along.
And yet the bible is filled with promises—amazing, life-changing promises—and we can trust that our God will be 100% faithful to those promises.
This is such great news to the women we minister to in the adult entertainment industry. When we speak Truth to them, we do not give them our word, because what good is our word, really? We give them God’s word. We give them God’s promise. His promise that when we trust in Christ Jesus there is absolutely no condemnation (Romans 8:1). His promise to never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). His promise that He will continue to do a work in us until it’s carried on to completion (Philippians 1:6). His promise that He’s coming back and making all things new (Revelation 21:5). This is good news to women living in hopelessness. This is good news to us.
“Never once did we ever walk alone. Never once did you leave us all alone. You are faithful, God you are faithful!”