Fickle Me, Faithful He

We set our hope on the LORD, He is our help and shield.  Ps.33:20

Lord God Almighty,
Thou has taught me the necessity of a Mediator, a Messiah,
to be embraced in love with all my heart,
as king to rule me,
as prophet to guide me,
as priest to take away my sin and death,
and this by faith in thy beloved Son

who teaches me
not to guide myself,
not to obey myself,
not to try to rule and conquer sin,
but to cleave to the One who will do all for me.

Thou has made known to me
that to save me is Christ’s work,
but to cleave to Him by faith is my work,
and with this faith is the necessity of my daily repentance…

(from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. “Reconciliation”, p.80-81)

If you don’t stand firm in your faith then you will not stand at all. Is.7:9 CSB

But let him ask in faith without doubting, for the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:6-8 HCSB

…but God gives grace to the humble.  Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your heart, double-minded people! James 4:6-8 HCSB

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.  II Tim. 2:13 CSB

Faithful is He who calls you and He also will do it.  I Thess. 5:24

I waffle, I waver. He stands my steadfast hope and shield.

I commit and then re-consider, forge forward and then falter.  He stays steady by my side– unworried, unhasting.

Faltering, fearful, fickle me.  Forever Faithful Father He.

And I am grateful.

Fixing my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of my faith,


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