Updated: May 17
About two years ago, my first lady at my church was leading the worship team and she began to sing “One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture.
In that same year, my, then, boyfriend broke up with me and I was in shambles. That Sunday I was still in shock of it all, however I didn’t let my face portray how much my spirit was crushed. I remember her words as if it was yesterday, and as she began to worship in the song – God spoke through her as she said “It doesn’t matter who left! It doesn’t matter who counted you out, or pushed you to the side! Jesus love ALWAYS remains… it never fails and it never gives up on you, it never runs out! When people give up, God doesn’t!”
I couldn’t hold my emotions anymore and streams of tears began to run down my face. Right then and there in the middle of service. As she continued to sing, the song ministered to my heart. What I once forgot about God, I was reminded that His Love Never Fails.
As I listened to my worship YouTube channel this morning, Jesus Culture begin to play – and I was reminded of that day for some reason. I look back.
Maybe I made an idol out of my relationship?
Maybe I tried to make sure I did everything he wanted me to?
Maybe I was still trying to build a relationship instead of allowing God to do it?
As a single Christian, I was trying to please God but I also wanted companionship and I longed to be loved. So maybe I took my relationship a little bit more seriously than God?
From that, I learned there is such a blessing in first having a grounded relationship with Christ. Not a superficial one, but a real relationship with Jesus. The one that leaves you feeling empty when you miss your prayer time. The benefit of knowing who God will let you know that He is higher than the mountains that you face, stronger than the power or the grave, constant through the trial and the change. You will know that His love never fails, it never gives up and never runs out on you.
Unlike how I was two years ago, you will find that acknowledging God as an unwavering factor will show you can't be moved by who leaves you. Your trust in God will discount the actions of men. I constantly reminded myself “People will fail you” – intentionally or not – because people are made of flesh. But I'm here to let you know that God is the only one who remains constant through the highs and lows of life, the ups and downs and through the surprises.
God doesn’t quit when others seem to. God understands when others just don’t get it. God remains steadfast even when we waver.
He is just that good. He remains.