“And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one thing has failed of all the good things the Lord your God promised concerning you; all have come to pass for you, not one of them has failed.” Joshua 23:14
Today marks the end of our 40-day journey through Lent. What an amazing walk through the promises of God! Did you realize how many promises God makes with us? And this is not the end! I could go on for more than 40 days, too!
I enjoyed these past 40 days because it was a good reminder for me that our God is faithful. I think we all need reminders about this, especially when life gets crazy, or tragedy happens, or even when life is going great. We all need to be reminded of the promises of God and that He will never fail.
In Joshua 23:14, Joshua is giving his farewell address. He has faithfully led the Israelites for many, many years. It all began under the leadership of Moses. When Moses died, God appointed Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. He definitely had his work cut out for him but he faithfully followed the Lord through it all.
I really like Joshua. I like his character, his style of leadership, his obedience to God, and how he encouraged others. But before Joshua leaves this earth, he wants to give the Israelites one more reminder of God. He tells them to remember that God never fails. All they needed to do was look back and see how faithful God was at fulfilling all that He promised them. He rescued them from the land of Egypt. He provided food and water for them. He gave them victories in battle against the enemy. He never left them. He guided them safely. He provided excellent leaders to lead them. And even though the Israelites messed up so many times and even though there were consequences to their actions, God never went back on His promises to them. He remained faithful, despite their unfaithfulness. Joshua reminded them that God never failed.
Are you having a difficult time remembering this promise of God to never fail? Do you feel like God has left you or failed to follow through on His promises to you? Sweet friends, I pray that your heart has been filled through this 40-day journey through Lent. I pray these promises of God have revived your heart and helped you remember that God never fails. God has not abandoned you. He is present with you now. And He loves you very much.
One of my favorite signs in my grandparents house when I was a kid was a sign that said “Jesus Never Fails.” It hung above the door to their kitchen. Every time I entered that room I was reminded of God’s promise to never fail. This sign hangs in my mother’s house today and when I go there I love that I can continue to be reminded of this promise.
God never fails. All you need to do is remember. Then you will see that He is true to His Word and He loves you very much.
Tomorrow morning is a joyous day for all of us! We know that Jesus died yesterday, but that tomorrow He will rise again. Christ the Lord is risen! Hallelujah!!
Thank you for joining me this Lenten season! I pray that you will continue to follow my blog and hope that what God writes through me will bring you hope and encouragement in your faith.
Prayer: Faithful God, thank You for all of Your promises. Thank You for giving us so much. Help us to remember Your promises each and every day. Keep them fresh on our minds so that we will never feel abandoned. Help us to be faithful to You, too. We love you, Lord, with all our hearts. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- What promise from God strikes you the most?
- What promise are you struggling with today? Pray and ask God to help you see Him.