When I trace the story of God through my life, I find one startling fact: He’s never lacked in faithfulness.
Through the years that infertility plagued me, I faltered so often. I questioned and accused and fought against the goodness of God.
If you trace the story of God through Scripture, you’ll find that He remains faithful even when His people are faithless.
They forget Him, turn away from Him, hide from Him– and still He chooses to make grace available to them. Still He is with them.
And when I didn’t have faith in His kindness, in His goodness, in His compassion & love for me– He stayed faithful.
My lack of faith didn’t change how kind or how good or how compassionate or loving He was to me.
I say this to encourage any of you who are struggling to have faith & are feeling condemnation over that fact.
There is no condemnation in Christ.
He is repeatedly “stirred to compassion” when He sees the lost & the hurting & the afraid.
In fact, that’s basically the heart of the gospel.
The story of Christ is always the story of His faithfulness filling in the gaps when we don’t have enough within ourselves.
Like the Isrealites of the Old Testament, and those in need of healing in the gospels, and the struggling churches of the Epistles– all we need to do is turn to Him.
In Him there is more than enough to win our battles, heal our brokenness, & transform our hearts & minds.
While infertility isn’t my biggest struggle right now, I still have those places.
You know what places I mean, right?
The areas of my life where I wonder if there is any hope for healing, any chance at redemption, any ability to be made whole.
And God’s story says He’ll stay faithful.
Even here, even now.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re facing, no matter how ugly or ruined or lost or broken you think your circumstances are– He stays.
Of all the places we can give our time and attention and hope to? Let’s choose the One-Who-Stays-Faithful.