Do you remember the hymn, “Jesus Never Fails”? Joshua gave his last message to the children of Israel. He reminded them of an important fact. Joshua 23:14 says, “Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls…”
He wanted to emphasize an important truth that would carry them into their future. It is one that we need to remember as well. The verse went on to say, “…not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.”
We are assured through Isaiah 55:11 that it is impossible for God’s word to fail. It says, “So shall my word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
God’s word is eternal. It will be fulfilled. 1 Peter 1:25 says, “But the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.” Our salvation is laid in an unshakable, impenetrable, and impermeable foundation.
His word remains though everything is being shaken around us. Our faith is based on His faithfulness, and certainly not our own. We will fail every time we do something in our own strength. Our fleshly ways are worthless. 2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” Such grounding words!
God’s word anchors our soul. A mindset is like an indestructible house of thought that is based on our beliefs. We form mindsets of truth when we hide God’s word in our heart. These mindsets cannot be shaken by impossible or negative circumstances. Our mind goes back to stand in them when chaos breaks out around us.
We certainly have lived in a worldwide turmoil in the last few years. Yet, God’s word has not changed. Hebrews 10:35 says to not cast away our confidence. Confidence is a settled belief in God that keeps us grounded when everything around us is in upheaval. God’s word is for every generation, and does not change as times in history do.
Isaiah 33:6 says, “Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the Lord is His treasure.” Proverbs 2:6-7 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly.”
Upright and uprightly are the same as the word righteous. What is righteousness? Hebrews 12:11 Amplified says, “…in conformity to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God).”
Isaiah 32:17 says, “The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.” In our standing we have the righteousness of Christ in God. In our state, we might fluctuate through our thoughts.
Yet, in any given moment, we can recenter on the Lord and bring our thoughts back into conformity to His will and ways. Psalm 18:32 says, “It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.” He uses the pressures of our adversities to center us on Him and Him alone.