Falling into His Faithfulness

great is thy faithfulness
Today I was busy pitying myself for my own struggles and frustrations with life. There’s never enough money to pay all the bills, there’s never the right time to think about family, there’s never enough time for rest (let alone all those projects that need worked on). I was feeling a whole heap of unhappiness, and after thinking of all the people/places/circumstances to blame for my unhappiness, I landed at me. 

I have been SO busy stressing over my finances, nagging my husband, feeling tired, and more that I have left little room to return to my Savior – the ultimate King who has never ending grace for all my “stuff.” Then, the hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness popped into my head, and I dwelled on it. For a long time. I even sang out loud in the comfort of the empty lobby in Hopewell Hall. Why do I worry and doubt now? God has been SO very faithful to me, my husband, and our journey up to this point. Why would I think he would give up now?

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!“
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

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About Mark

Mark Dubler has been a leader, host, and participant in camps and retreats for the last twenty years. He holds an M.A. in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College and is the Executive Director of Otyokwah Camp and Retreat Center, a Christian facility with a rich history of providing personal, life-changing experiences.

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