Monday, March 16, 2009

Jesus Never Fails

Maybe you know this song, maybe you don't. It's called "Jesus Never Fails," and it was written by Arthur Luther:
Earthly friends may prove untrue,
Doubts and fears assail;
One still loves and cares for you,
One Who will not fail.

Though the sky be dark and drear,
Fierce and strong the gale,
Just remember, He is near
And He will not fail.

In life's dark and bitter hour
Love will still prevail;
Trust His everlasting pow'r
Jesus will not fail.

Jesus never fails,
Jesus never fails.
Heav'n and earth may pass away,
But Jesus never fails.

I'm not even going to disagree with the song. ("Aint gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent." G.H.W. Bush) My question is this. Why is it that we will sing the song in church but won't test it with our lives? Sure, when things get tough in life, it's nice to have a song like this (or it's basic idea) floating around in your head somewhere. I just don't quite get why we don't always live like it's true.

I think we need to give God a chance to fail. Go out and pursue what you think His will is for your life. Maybe you'll succeed, maybe you won't. If you don't succeed, maybe it will help you to learn to listen to God a little better. But if you heard Him right, you'll certainly succeed, will you not? Or, is that just something we say at church?

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