Category Archives: Faithfulness of God

Honestly

Honestly
I must admit that I fail woefully
But you still show me that your mercy’s free
Honestly

Honestly
I don’t deserve the grace you give to me
All around are blessings I can see
Honestly

Nothing before me. Nothing behind me
Nothing below or from above
No other power, strength or dominion
Can ever separate your love (from me)

I am so good at deceiving myself into thinking God doesn’t know that I am doing this thing or that. Or that He doesn’t care if I am disobeying one of those little Old Testament commands. After all,. Jesus paid for my sins when He died on the cross. I’m covered by grace, after all, and the Old testament law has been abolished. I’m under the New Covenant now, which means I am saved by grace and God has forgiven all my sins. Doesn’t that mean I can go about my own business and not worry about following ever command He gives? Doesn’t that mean if I do sin, He will forgive me readily and apply His grace once again?

The answer to the first question is no. Willful sin is not something we, as Christians, ought to be doing. When we accept Christ, we die to sin. In Galatians 2:20, Paul said he was crucified with Christ, and yet He lived. He died to the flesh just as Christ did, and he now lives in the Spirit, just as Christ does. He goes on to say that the life He now lives in the flesh is only by the grace of God. God’s grace keeps us from hell. It makes us a new creation, old things are supposed to be passed away! New things are supposed to come alive in us. When the enemy comes and tries to lure us back into our old ways, we musty stand against Him with the full armor of God! Walking into old sin willfully can be a serious offence, as we are commanded to walk in His word by the Spirit.

The answer to the second question is yes. He will forgive because His love never ends. It never dies. He always loves us and will always forgive us. But we have to come to Him and confess that sin and repent to go the other way. He does not forgive us so we can just go and sin again. he desires that we are clean and spotless, and we should do all we can to stay away from the dirtiness of sin. Nothing can separate us from His love!

Romans 8:38-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Here’s How the Chorus goes!

See His Mercy There

When I was a young lad I fell right through the ice
My friend was there to rescue after I had gone down twice
Today I would not be here if he had not saved my life
I look back and I see His mercy there

In my teens I wandered and I became a hippie child
I live a carefree life and was always much too wild
One time I flipped my car three times but injuries were mild
I look back and I see His mercy there

At a fifth high school reunion my friend was there again
He told me about Jesus but I turned my back on him
He persisted for I year until I gave my heart to Him
I look back and I see His mercy there

Then two years later traveled fifteen hundred miles
I met a gal who won me by her pretty little smile
God told me marry her after just a short while
I look back and I see His mercy there

After having three great children my pride got in the way
I looked to everyone a saint but I had gone astray
Sin had taken hold on me so I had to go away
I look back and I see His mercy there

So many more examples I could give to you today
I picked these five out because I had a lot say
But the point of all these stories is show you every day
If you look back you can see His mercy there

All of our lives we have been surrounded by His mercy. It has never left us just as he has never left us. His mercies are new every morning because He is faithful. He does not have to make the sun rise or bring the cooling breeze. He does not have to make the stars to shine or the moon to glow. He does not have to give us breath, or light, or anything else for that matter. After all, he is all powerful, and we are completely unworthy of anything he supplies. We have not earned any of the riches and blessings He gives us. We are only deserving of death because we all have sinned and come short of His glory. We sin when we disobey His commands. We are field with sin from our mothers womb and it manifests itself as we get older. We make a decision to disobey and sin is at the door. But God, in His great mercy, sent His Son to die for us and take away that sin. He had mercy on us then and he continues to have mercy on us today. What a glorious God we serve!

Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

I Have No Doubt

I have no doubt He loves me
Despite what I have done
He washes all my failures
Forgives them, every one

I have no doubt He’ll heal me
When sickness comes my way
If I should come up fragile
He’ll make me new each day

I have no doubt He saved me
He washed my sins away
He shed His blood in my place
And took away my shame

I have no doubt He’s with me
He’s walking by my side
When I need to be counselled
He hears my every cry

I have no doubt He hears me
When I kneel down to pray
His ear is inclined to me
Every single day

I have no doubt He’s coming
Real soon to take me home
Until then I’ll be faithful
My heart will never roam

There was a time that I was far away from God.  I was a wild child, full of mischief and always looking for the next party,  I had no desire to  serve God because I was having way to much fun.  I put my trust in the things of this earth and what I could see and hear and touch.  Those were my gods you might say.  Those were my comfort and my companions.  I didn’t think there was any purpose in serving God or even knowing Him.
I thought I had life all figured out.

Then He decided to let me know where I was headed.  He came to me suddenly and caught me in His loving arms.  I felt the warmth of His love and did not want to be without it.  I asked Him to forgive my wayward ways and to save me from that place that was never intended for me.  He did.  He did that and so much more.  Now I know who He is and who I am.  I am learning more each day about His love for me and what he did for me on that cross.  I know I will never leave Him and he will never leave me.  There is no doubt we have found each other.  And I am so glad.

Ephesians 2:8 King James Version (KJV)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

I’ll Wait

I’ll wait in my sorrow. I’ll wait in my pain
I’ll wait in the sunrise. I’ll wait when it rains
I’ll wait in the storms. I’ll wait when I cry
I’ll wait in the evening. I’ll wait when I’m tired
I’ll wait when I’m lonely. I’ll wait when I’m blessed
I’ll wait when I’m weak. I’ll wait to find rest

I know if I wait like an eagle I’ll fly
He’ll make me to walk. He’ll make me to rise
I know if I wait patience He will give me
Then all of my troubles will soon disappear

So I will wait. I’ll wait for my King
Because I know my Lord controls everything
I know that His timing is never late
Whenever I pray I’ve learned to wait

I hate going to the doctor. It’s not that I am afraid of seeing him, or worried anything is wrong other than the obvious on that day, I just don’t like going. It’s not the blood work or the exam that bother me. It’s the waiting. You wait in the first waiting room, then you wait in the exam room. Sitting around waiting makes you have patience, Maybe that’s why we are called Patients!

But waiting for God is different. The Bible assures us that we will be rewarded if we learn to wait in the Lord. Some people are impatient and think they need their answer right now. They receive their reward and are done. But those who are patient get a bigger reward. David tells us that when we wait patiently, God inclines to us. Think about that for a minute. He leans over and listens intently to us. His ear is right there ready to hear. Plus, James tells us that our trials teach us patience and take us to perfection, or maturity in Christ. You can have your answers right away. I’ll choose to wait on the Master’s timing. He knows my needs before I’ve even asked. If we have to wait, there’s a reason and a plan. We grow in the wait!

Psalm 40:1-2 King James Version
40 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

You’ll See Me Through

Lord I am waiting. Waiting for you
Because I am certain that you’ll see me through

Lord I am hopeful. Hopeful that you
Will hear every prayer that I lift to you

You are so faithful. Faithful to me
You are so faithful. The answer I’ll see
When times get hard. When things seem so dark
I know you are faithful if I’ll do my part

Lord I am praying. Praying to you
For when I cry Jesus your presence is sure

I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to fret
I don’t have to wonder. The answer I’ll get
All that He asks of me. All He requires
Is that I cry out to him. That’s what he desires

How long am I willing to wait? Am I willing to wait 14 years, like Jacob did for Rachel? Am I willing to wait 40 years like Moses did on the back side of the desert, or like the children of Israel in the wilderness? Am I willing to wait once I have killed Goliath to see the promise of God come on my life as David did? Am I willing to wait as the seventy did in the upper room for the promise of God? Am I willing to wait until I am stranded on a deserted island, like John on Patmos?

Most of the time I am not. Most of the time I want my answer now. I want God to do it my way, not His way. I can lose hope real fast, and even stop praying, if I don’t get it when I think I should. I start to think God has forgotten me or given up on me.

But the Bible tells us a different story. The Bible tells us a story about a God who is always faithful, a God who fulfills our hope, A God who answers our prayers. The key is always in the wait. What are you waiting for today? Have faith in the faithful one!

Lamentations 3:22-26 King James Version (KJV)
22 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

What A Wondrous Love for Me

Lord I often marvel 
At what you’ve done for me
Since I first received
Your mercy

Lord I often wonder
How you could hear me pray
Or why you’d take my place
And give me grace
 
What a wondrous love for me 
What a wondrous love for me 
Jesus you’re my everything 
What a wondrous love for me 


Can you even begin to comprehend what Jesus did for you on that cross?  I start to list all that He accomplished and run out of words so quickly.   I mean, didn’t He do enough when He was alive?  He told us of our purpose here on this earth.  We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  We will do greater things than He did. Greater than raising the dead,  cleansing the lepers, greater than opening blinded eyes or causing the lane to walk?   It is hard to imagine,  but that’s what He said.

But when He died on that cross, He fully paid the price for our sins. His stripes brought healing, our peace was secured, our salvation was procured and His joy endured.  His amazing love for us was displayed for all of time. What a blessed assurance we have in Him

 

 

In Your Own Time

I don’t have to worry
I don’t have to fret
For I know that you
Will get to me yet

Some say pray harder
Some shout demands
But I will be patient
And wait for your hand

In your own time, Lord
In your own time
I know that you will answer
In your own time
So humbly I will ask
For mercy and grace
Then in your own time
You’ll honor my faith

My prayer should be bold
My faith should arise
But you Lord are sovereign
Your answer arrives

In your own time, Lord
In your own time
In your own time
Your answer arrives
So humbly I’ll ask
For mercy and grace
Then in your own time
You’ll honor my faith

You Are There For Me

When all seems lost and I’m all alone
You are there for me
When times get hard and I lose my hope
You are there for me

CHORUS
That’s when I trust in your mercy
That’s when I trust in your grace
That’s when I place my life in your hands
I know that you love me so

When I can’t seem to find my way home
You are there for me
When My path seems to always roam
You are there for me

CHORUS

BRIDGE
You are my everlasting Father
You’re my desire and my strength
You are the one that I long for
Every day!

CHORUS

END
You are the one that I long for
Every day!

Psalm 40 Chorus

I waited patiently on the Lord
Then He inclined to me
He heard my cry
Oh, Lord, I love you so (REPEAT)

You picked me up
Out of the miry clay
Set my feet
On the rock to stay

There’s a new song in my mouth
Praises to my God
Praises to my King
Praises to my Lord

Promises

You have promised in your word you’ll always be there
To hold me in your arms when I am down
You have promised that you never will forsake me
When I’m lost your grace I’ve found

You have promised that you’d heal all my diseases
You will take away the pain I feel inside
You have promised that your joy will overwhelm me
That your peace always abides

You have promised that I am a new creation
My old life passed away when I met you
You have promised you would guide my every movement
All my ways I give to you

You have promised you will break the chains that bind me
When I put my trust in you I am set free
You have promised I’ll be filled with your sweet Spirit
He will dwell inside of me

I will stand upon the promises you gave me
In your Word I will find the words you gave
I will trust you with my life and all my future
For I know that you’re the one who gave me grace

Sweeter than the honey from the comb
Purer than the water from the rain
Truer than whatever this world gives me
Your promises are mine to gain