Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Ps 37:3-4, emphasis added)
They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. (Ps 36:8)
The verses above talk about God’s desire to bless us, and to give us our hearts’ desires. But, how do we feed on His faithfulness? What does that phrase even mean?
David strengthened himself in his faith in God by remembering all of the instances where God had done miraculous wonders for David. God had shown His faithfulness to David repeatedly. Circumstances–and the enemy of our souls–want us to focus upon our troubles, needs or pains; but the Bible directs us to focus upon God’s promises and upon His character.
So, practically speaking, how does that work? There are various ways to do this but here are some ideas:
- If you have pain or a negative medical diagnosis, find a small promise book of Scripture verses pertaining to healing, and read them several times a day to encourage your own faith. If you can’t find a promise book, compile a list of verses of your own. Add to reading God’s promises, an intentional remembering and dwelling upon the signs and wonders that God has performed for you and your loved ones in the past. Feast on these very genuine, supernatural deeds of the Savior.
- If you have financial challenges, find Biblical promises that relate to God’s provision for you, and read them several times a day to build your faith and as a means of supporting your faith. Add to that, the purposeful remembrance of God’s previous answered prayers for you in finances.
Follow this pattern in regard to any issue or problem. Find the promises of God relative to your challenge, and focus and meditate upon them. It builds your faith and feeds your spirit. Add to that a daily dose of thinking about and cherishing your memories of God’s past miracles and answered prayers for you and for those you love.
Here are a few Scriptures to remind you of the faithfulness of God—the One in whom we place our trust.
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness . . . (Ex 34:6)
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (Ps 86:15)
Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, your faithfulness surrounds you. (Ps 89:8)
Persevere and refuse to surrender! Jesus arose victorious from the grave for each one of us, and He has given us the victory. (1 Cor 15:57)