Never Once (courtesy of Matt Redmond and the YouVersion Bible)
“Never once did we ever walk alone, never once did You leave us on our own. You are faithful, God you are faithful.”
One of the major themes running throughout the Bible is the faithfulness of God. He’s constantly constant, and always who He says He will be. Do a quick word-search through the Psalms, for example, and look for the words ‘faithful’ and ‘faithfulness’. You will find them appearing time and time again, as the psalmist seeks to remind himself of the steadfastness of His God- and sings praise in response.
It’s a thoroughly biblical thing therefore to concentrate on the faithfulness of God. But it’s also a much-needed thing in our society today. Our news is full every day of stories of unfaithfulness- whether it be politics, the world of finance, or stories of some relationship breakdown or sexual scandal. Sadly, we’re met daily with accounts of leaders and public figures not being the people they said they would be. People run out on each other, people mislead and cheat, and offer empty promises. And then, shining brightly above it all, is our God. He is the opposite of all this, and He is also the antidote to all this. He is the One who never leaves nor forsakes. The Psalmist wrote:
“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies.” (Psalm 36:5)
Elsewhere the Psalms proclaim:
“His faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100:5)
Put these together and we see that the faithfulness of God is not only immense, but it is unending too- it never skips a generation or misses a beat. The God we worship and adore is immeasurable faithful, even to the very end.