“If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13
This is one of the coolest verses in the Bible. In order for God NOT to be faithful in our lives, He would have to deny Himself or disown (as some translations say) Himself.
This verse has been very encouraging to me as I’ve watched a friend grapple with some real questions about the character of God. It can be challenging to not just jump in & try to fix it because I’ve been where she is & I know how painful & difficult those feelings are. But I can’t fix it; only God can. God has reminded me that His faithfulness does not depend on us; He is faithful because that’s the core of His character.
I recently heard Sy Rogers talk about God’s character. He gave an analogy that God is sort of like the ocean. We can’t know everything that’s in the ocean, what every part of it looks like, or what types of animals are in different parts of the ocean. What we do know is that through & through, the ocean is salty. If the ocean is not salty, then it’s not ocean; it’s just regular water.
I may not understand all God is doing or all He chooses to allow, but I know that through & through, He is faithful and good and loving. That I know for sure.