I’m at my first ever single’s retreat this weekend, and I’ve spent a disproportionate amount of time thinking about long-term relationships.
Whenever you think about long-term relationships, the idea of faithfulness comes into play. So I’m thinking: what should I be faithful about?
2 Chronicles 20:12 says:
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
No matter what we do, or what circumstances we find ourselves in, the most important thing to be faithful about is turning our eyes toward God. Jehoshaphat and the army of Judah were outnumbered and outgunned by Moab and Ammon, so they turned their eyes on God. The way it ended up, they didn’t have to lift a finger–their enemies destroyed each other. David made terrible mistakes, but he always confessed wholeheartedly and ran back to God. Judas and Peter both betrayed Jesus, but Peter still spent the crucifixion weekend with the other disciples and ran to the tomb the moment he heard that Jesus was missing.
The only time God can’t help us is when we take our eyes off of Him, and refuse to look again. It’s when we lose faith.
Be faithful; keep on looking.