The Old Testament word for faithfulness is related to the word for truth. They both come from the same root which means “firmness” or “stability.” Faithfulness actually grows out of truth. What is true must also be trustworthy.

God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19)


Since God cannot lie, we can count on Him to do exactly what He promised—to be perfectly reliable, always steady and stable, never fickle or vacillating. That is His faithfulness. His Word is infallible and unfailing. Since it is without error, it will surely come to pass.



~GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS~


"Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is Thy faithfulness!"
 Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Comments (12)

On April 13, 2010 at 11:55 AM , Jewelry by Bina said...

one of my favourite old hymns :)

 
On April 13, 2010 at 12:03 PM , ReLoved said...

What a great reminder, thank you. Some old hymns are just treasure troves for knowing the heart of the Father. I am often blessed by the old words that speak so much truth even after so many years.

 
On April 13, 2010 at 12:08 PM , Cherry's Creations said...

Thanks so much for sharing my work and for the wonderful blog that goes with it. I found that I needed this reminder today.

 
On April 13, 2010 at 12:20 PM , Angela's Heartwork said...

Thank you for sharing one of my photos! What a beautiful surprise!
Counting it all joy,
Angela

 
On April 13, 2010 at 12:22 PM , button said...

Beautiful post...beautiful, faithful Father.
Thank you for sharing.
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On April 13, 2010 at 12:43 PM , Princess Daffy said...

This is my favorite hymn! It brings to mind the countless times that our loving Father has been right by my side (always),walking with me through the deepest valleys, and bringing me through to His glory!
Thank You Lord! Great is Thy faithfulness!

 
On April 13, 2010 at 1:51 PM , Julie Riisnaes said...

So good we can absolutely count on our heavenly Father to keep his word. Our dearest friends let us down sometimes, but God will never ever let us down!

 
On April 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Katie said...

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow...what more could we ask of our great God?

 
On April 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM , Graceful Moments said...

Beautiful post and beautiful hymn!

 
On April 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM , KippysSoMature said...

:D Thank you!!

 
On April 13, 2010 at 11:16 PM , pfd said...

Wonderful hymm, great cross featured.

 
On April 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM , sweetybird said...

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

That last verse is my favorite part of the song when I am singing it at church on the worship team.

Thanks for reminding us of that powerful message.