An important focus for us as people of faith is to learn to trust and rely on God and God's faithfulness to us in Jesus. This faithfulness has to do with God's reliability as a person, and indeed as God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It has to do with God's promises we find in Scripture, God's word. And we see this faithfulness time and again throughout Scripture, though not in ways humans could naturally accept and go through, apart from God's saving and sustaining grace.
I believe our only hope of being faithful and of fulfilling our commitment as God purposes that we do is for us to learn to depend on God's faithfulness. Of course our fulfillment will not be perfect. In our weakness and sin at times, we will fail in our hearts and in our actions. But at the same time we're to find that God is there to help us through the Spirit, and that we're all in this together in Jesus. Part of God's faithfulness to us is through others, as well as mediated through his word and directly to us in his grace by the Spirit.
We get in trouble when we don't see our commitment in terms of God's covenant to us in Christ, in terms of God's utter faithfulness to us. When we look at ourselves and all depending on us, then we're sure to fail, in fact we're already failing, even if we think we're doing so well.
God is faithful. And as we learn to trust and rely on God's faithfulness, we can learn faithfulness, even in the most difficult areas of our lives and through the most difficult times.
What would you add to help us in this, or any thought?