When I think of the word faithful the first thought is that of God. He is always faithful. God keeps His promises, He will do what He said He would do. He has never failed and never will fail. Many of us have friends and family members that have let us down. They told us they would come through for us, and that they would always be there. But when things got tough some of them were nowhere to be found. We call those fair weather friends. Even friends will sometimes destroy each other, but there is a Friend who loves more faithfully than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)
While we enjoy and love our friends, there is only one that we can truly depend on. I have a friend who I can depend on. Come hell or high waters, He will be there. He promised in His Word never to leave us nor forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:8) I am thankful that God has blessed me with good friends and a loving family. But when the enemy comes in like a flood it great to know God. The Word of God said that the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19)
It does not matter who the enemy is or which direction the enemy comes, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. The enemy can disguise himself as many different things. He could come in the form of man, sickness, discouragement, poverty, lack or a number of other ways. But God is faithful and He will always be there to carry us through.
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor