God Never Fails

God Never Fails

Believe it or not, I have endured a great many trials during my years of serving Christ. I have often felt that if I had known of them in advance, I would never have said “yes” to His call on my life. In having lived though some of the things that I have, there have been many, many lessons learned. About faith. About the true nature of God. About His enduring love. About how He never leaves us. There was a purpose for each trial I endured, though perhaps it was not evident at the time.

I am convinced that that each time I was asked to carry my cross and follow Him that it was not wasted. I believe that perhaps in ways hidden from my eyes God used or will use these things in a way that gives Him glory. This is what it means to trust Him. I do not even have to see in my lifetime the fruit of my obedience. Though there are times , I must admit, when when I struggle mightily to believe this truth. Yet I can so easily recall when His Spirit within me led faithfully as I walked hand in hand with Him into the dark night of the soul. I trusted then not seeing that anything He led me into would ultimately be for my good. There were times that I was terrified by the might and the verocity of the enemy and the total silence of any friendly voices around me. Though in the midst of what seemed at times total darkness, yet still I was never truly lost to faith. In the face of sometimes unrelenting pain, I learned to trust again and again and again.

I am convinced that any action done in trust and faith must yield fruit for eternity as surely as throwing a ball into the air will yield to the force of gravity and bring it crashing to the ground.. Anything, ANYTHING we do in faith yields eternal fruit. It is an absolute reliable, undeniable, unbreakable, thoroughly trustworthy truth that any action of faith in God yields eternal fruit. If it takes well beyond my death for the harvest to be realized, yet will I trust that each and every step taken along the broken road results in eternal glory and praise and power. There is nothing that can stand in the way of the power of God’s grace. He is. And He is eternal. As it was in my life then, so it is now. God is my rock and my salvation. I shall trust in Him and I shall not be afraid. This is my wish for you as well, my brothers and sisters in Christ. That when you face your own ” dark night of the soul”, as we all surely must, that you will know and trust that God never leads you into anything that He will not walk you through to the other side. Though you may not see the wisdom of it at the time, your trials will yield eternal fruit if you but trust that He always has your utmost good as His highest calling. Amen.

4 thoughts on “God Never Fails

    • Amen! While you are sinking you may be more aware of the sinking than you are of the God who is beneath, around and within. But God is bigger than our awareness of Him. -Joe

  1. Good Morning Pastor Joe,
    I am Blase’s mom! Thank you for your service to our awesome God. Blase is really enjoying your teaching and I am blessed to see him growning in Christ.
    Today’s journal writing is a message, I believe, that God wants all His children to hear. Just a few weeks ago our Sunday School lesson was this very topic. Even when we cannot see or feel God working in our lives, He is! We can look forward with excitement to “look back” and see just how God was working in the dark times of our lives.
    Thank you, again, for sharing your love for Christ. In Him, Connie

  2. I know this is true! Yes, I do not always understand but I KNOW. The Holy Spirit is guiding me. Thank you, Joe, for this blog. Valeria told me about it. And I am telling others.

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