Faithfulness from Generation to Generation [Short Bursts of Encouragement]

This past week I spent two days exploring Mom’s family roots. We traveled to where she grew up and where my great-grandparents are buried.

I saw old homesteads and where old homesteads should have been. I marked gravesites and updated incorrect birth and death records. I puzzled over old deeds and chuckled at faded photos.

But most importantly, I heard stories of growing up a Fischbach/Cimmiyotti descendant.

Those stories gave an account of struggles and suffering and love and faithfulness. Mom’s family wasn’t and isn’t perfect, and there were some very difficult times.

But I’m grateful to know my ancestors valued family. That my family heritage is one of pulling together in the end. Of not giving up on each other, even when things turned tough and painful.


God’s Faithfulness

Mom’s family exhibited faithfulness imperfectly, but God demonstrates it perfectly.

We read in the Scriptures account after account of His promises fulfilled. We see countless examples of His love poured out, His mercy granted, and His grace bestowed.

In the Word, we get a look at His sorrow and anger over the effects of sin and evil.

We hear His righteousness declared.

We receive assurance of our worth in His eyes.

Although the genealogy passages in Scripture lack excitement (at least in my opinion), especially those in 1 Chronicles, they do point to God’s faithfulness through all generations.

They reveal His plan to provide every opportunity for us to be with Him forever.

They demonstrate His everlasting love.

Regardless of your family’s legacy, you can rest assured, my friend, you have a Father who will never leave you nor forsake you.

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You are inheriting a legacy of perfect faithfulness that will reach generation after generation.

That is a promise that will never be broken.

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For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 NASB

Reflection: How have you seen God’s faithfulness revealed in your life? 

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Today I’m joining Holley Gerth for her Coffee for Your Heart Wednesday link-up and Rachel Wojnarowski for Whimsical Wednesdays. Click on the images to read more linked-up posts. So much wonderful encouragement!


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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

4 comments on “Faithfulness from Generation to Generation [Short Bursts of Encouragement]
  1. Cecelia Lester (Quiet Spirit) says:

    Yes, God is faithful to me. I know what it is like to not see faithfulness modeled in families. When I see dysfunction and unfaithfulness, it hurts me, my faith tradition and God, Himself.

  2. Merry says:

    I see God’s faithfulness every day of my life. My cup surely runneth over with blessings. I have seen His faithfulness most during my cancer journey. Also, just this week we may have an answer to a prayer for our family. It is a matter that we have been praying for over the last 5 years.

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