For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
As God increases your faith, He sometimes increases the time between a “crisis” and His rescue. By allowing a longer time span between crisis and aid, God helps you believe in, rely on, and depend upon His faithfulness. Although doubt of God’s faithfulness may raise its ugly head from day-to-day, you can say that He has never been unfaithful.
We know that everything will be all right and that whatever happens to us will be for our own good. He says that “all things work together for good to them that love the Lord.” (Romans 8:28) And if you are His child, you’ll know that everything that is happening in your life now is allowed by Him and is somehow for your good! You may not know how, but you can trust that His faithfulness will save you.
Remember the story of Rahab? She lived a long time ago, in a city called Jericho. Jericho was so wicked God decided to punish the people and totally destroy it. But within the city was a woman named Rahab who was kind and helpful to God’s children. And because she was good to God’s people, God was good to her!
The wall that protected the city of Jericho was very secure. It ran wide and high; so wide that many people actually had their houses on the wall, including Rahab. When the day of God’s judgments came, the city was shook from top to bottom causing the entire wall to collapse to the ground! Except for one little part of it that remained standing all alone. That was Rahab’s house. Because she had faith, had received and been good to God’s children the entire city was destroyed and everybody in it except her house. She and her family were spared and protected! They were saved. (Joshua 2, 6)D
Rehab’s story reminds us to stand firm in your faith and in God’s promises. With God on your side, you have nothing to fear. His faithfulness will save you.