I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared
Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation: I have not concealed Thy
lovingkindness and Thy truth from the great congregation.
If it ever appears that God has been unfaithful toward you, put it aside until you
understand it better. There is no unfaithfulness in God. That is one of the ground
rules that we have to accept. It is surer than the law of gravity. We don't
question the law of gravity. If something seems to conflict with the law of gravity
we begin to look around for an explanation as we know that the law of
gravity is still valid. We have learned to view natural events
in the framework of the unalterable laws that surround them, i.e. The river that
appears to flow upward due to the surrounding terrain. No matter how it appears,
we know the river is really flowing downhill. The same way in the realm of the
Spirit we have to learn to view everything in the framework of the total faithfulness
Of God toward us. It is much more sure and unalterable than the natural laws we trust.
When we do this we view everything in a completely different perspective than
what we did before. Because of His great love and total faithfulness towards us, we find
ourselves realizing that no matter how it may appear on the surface, everything that
He allows to come our way is really and truly for us, not against us.
Deuteronomy 32:4 says: He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: A God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.
2 Corinthians 4:17 says:
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a
far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;
2 Corinthians4:18 says:
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but
the things which are not seen [are] eternal.