“You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage I don’t have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
Your love never fails”
Have you ever heard some say, “I wasn’t a Christian yet, but God was already looking out for me.. Taking care of me.”?
I’ve said it. I look back on my life and I’m amazed and humbled by all the evidence of Him in my life, even before I knew Him well.
The song “Your love never fails” By Jesus Culture, we sang at Generate earlier in the week, always reminds me of how God never stops trying to reach us.
When I was 16, I had a dry relationship with God. I attended church and thought I knew Him pretty good; then my Dad died and I was numb. I stayed numb for awhile and I didn’t know what to expect of the future. Questions filled me head as I tried to make sense of the changes in my life. God didn’t change though. He was a rock when everything else seemed to be falling apart. He brought joy when all I could see around me was more questions without answers. To me, losing my father meant losing a future… How would my family survive with my dad working and providing for us? The list of fears seemed to grow daily as his death sunk in more and more. God didn’t change though! He gave my mom the strength to carry on and make hard decisions, His Bride (the Church) surrounded us and supported us, and the sun kept coming up. The world didn’t end and He’s guided me to a place I never would be at if my dad were still alive. It took years for me to realize how He had orchestrated things, but now my joy never ceases! Every new day is filled with more reasons to praise Him!
“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. (Matthew 5:4 MSG)