Kept Through All These Years

God is faithful, and by Him you were called to the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

— 1 Corinthians 1:9

When I look back at my life, what amazes me is that, throughout all these long and sometimes difficult years, Christ has been with me, He has never forsaken me; He has kept me in the way everlasting. I am amazed, considering how weak I am, that I have not been totally overwhelmed by temptation and sin. I have seen others who have fallen by the wayside. I thank God that He has kept me through these years. Why? “I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail” (Luke 22:32). Jesus is our great intercessor with the Father.

By His grace, we are saved. By His grace, we are preserved. In this world, in this life, the temptations to stray will continue. We must be careful not to fall for the devil’s attempts to lure us away. Until Satan is restrained, he will continue to try. But know this: God’s ability to keep us is greater than any temptation. His hand is stronger than the tug from our enemy.

God’s faithfulness is greater than our frailty. His arm is strong enough; His counsel is wise enough to lead us all the way home.

Question to ponder:
How have you experienced God’s faithfulness?