Never ever have You ever
Failed to come through
Always faithful, always present
That is You
Showing up to cover my weakness
That is what You do
Never Ever by Kristene Dimarco
This song chorus gets my heart every time. Right now in my church we have been going through the attributes of God and two weeks ago we had a sermon on his faithfulness. He has never ever failed. He doesn’t even know how to fail! Ok reread that sentence. God the Creator and King of everything does not know how to fail… It’s not even in his vocabulary. Everything our Lord Jesus does is good, right and perfect. SO let us just agree, or pretend to agree, on those points and go into this;
All the hurricanes, earthquakes, North Korean threats and civilian attacks and such that have been happening are what…? A mistake? A failure?! Has God forgotten His people?!
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” Isaiah 49:15
Now take what we’ve agreed to assume before and take this verse (that we will also agree to assume is true) and put those together. Our Father in Heaven has said He will not forget us, and He has never failed and never will. Then we ask, why are these things happening? Well ta-da! He said something about that in His Word too! Matthew 24:6 and Mark 13:7 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.” If there’s two verses about it then it must be important… and probably true then eh!
Okay! Number uno: He will never forget us. Number two: He can not fail. Number drei: Do not be alarmed by the world's chaos, he said it would happen. Crazy! So is pain and heartache and all this chaos of God then? No God is a God of peace and order… the chaos is only because of sin. Sin and the fall of man is the reason for the earth's woes. It was man's choice to rebel against the living God why back to Adam and Eve was an action with a consequence that would span hundreds of generations. Like a domino effect and Adam tip the first one.
Sin entered the world and this world became cursed with pain and suffering, it also started deteriorating… everything now had a clock that was ticking down the seconds… it all became mortal in a sense. That is the reason but that doesn’t leave us hopeless. God gave us a way out! I am so thankful that He didn’t just shrug His almighty shoulders and say, “Guess you messed up… that’s too bad.” and leave us hanging. His Son Jesus willingly came and gave the sinful world a way out if we choose Him! It was painful but Jesus sees us human beings as precious and worth it! I am so very thankful that He does! As long as you have breath, Jesus will never give up on wooing your heart to Himself! He knows exactly what is going on down here, nothing escapes His notice and nothing surprises Him, but what goes on here on earth does not change His character. He is always faithful and always present!