Great is Thy Faithfulness

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Thomas Chisholm faced no crises. There were no emergencies or serious illnesses in his family. He had been a successful pastor, salesman, and writer, who had experienced little drama in his life. Yet, when he looked back, he realized just how much God had blessed him. And, reflecting on the verses from Lamentations, he realized that He had been faithful.

Moved by this realization, in 1923, when he was 55, Chisholm wrote a hymn, called, “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Through his words, he shared the truths He had experienced about God.

Chisholm, who was born on this day in 1866, knew that God never changes. He is the same in all conditions, and every season. And His promises always are true. Along with all of creation, Chisholm had witnessed His great faithfulness.

Amazed by God’s grace, he had seen how God could forgive even vile sinners. He could fill troubled hearts with peace. In every situation, He was by our side, ready to encourage us and direct our steps. He was there to meet every need. Physical or financial. Emotional or spiritual.

What is your story? As you look back, can you remember times when it seemed like you were all alone? When you reached a crossroads and didn’t know what to do? When you did not know where to turn? When the future looked bleak? When someone you knew faced a crisis?

What happened in those situations? Can you recognize the hand of God? Can you realize, now, that He was with you, even when you felt all alone?

Today, think about the faithfulness of God. Don’t take Him for granted but thank Him. Praise Him. Remember. Just as He has been faithful in the past, He will be faithful today, and in the days to come. Truly great is His faithfulness!