Day 4 - Faithful

By Michelle Wachter, Washington Conference vice president for education


Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Psalm 62:8

I typed the phrase 'God Is Faithful’ into my alarm so it's the first words I see when I wake up.


Some of the definitions of faithful are: loyal, constant, unwavering, dedicated, dependable and when I think about them describing God – My God is constant and unwavering in His love to me. He remains loyal and steadfast.

As I reflect on what happened during the pandemic, my reflections are not on the bad things, but the good things and the faithfulness of God. Every morning God's love, compassion and faithfulness are there to guide me – He is faithful and always on time.

A few years ago, I heard a friend say that God is faithful when the answer is yes and He is faithful when the answer is no.


A little over a year ago, my family and I started looking for a home to purchase in the Auburn area - it was very discouraging when we would put a bid in and be outbidded house after house.

We put the advice of thanking God for His faithfulness even when the answer is no for a particular home. We would tour a home, have the kids look at it and see what they thought, envision our family in that home, place a bid with our realtor, wait for a bid to be accepted by the seller only to have our realtor call and tell us that they went with a higher offer.

Our prayer was - You are faithful if the answer is yes and You are faithful if the answer is no.

It gave us a lot of peace knowing that God knew where we should live and He was always faithful and dependable not in our timeline, but in His Time.

We did find a home that works well for our family in a nearby but different town. The house had been on the market for a couple of weeks. The day after we verbally offered the exact asking price, the owner was approached with a higher offer.

He said, “No, I already promised it to a nice family yesterday.”

We were that nice family - God always provides and is faithful.

God is Faithful - only 3 words - but my continual life motto.


Activity Prompt

Draw or cut out a large egg-shaped oval approximately 4 inches tall. You should have at least one "egg" for each person.

Write a prayer request that you desire God to "hatch" in His perfect timing. Date the prayer request, then stick in a special spot like a journal, book, or some place where you will see it on occasion.

Pray as a family to trust God's faithfulness in answering your prayer eggs.

Prayer Prompt

Lord, Thank You that You are faithful when the answer is yes, when the answer is no, and when the answer is wait awhile. Fill our hearts with Your peace as we await Your answers to our prayer eggs. We trust You and Your perfect timing. Amen.