It’s hard to trust a lot of words today. Politicians, preachers and other public figures say so many things that turn out to be untrue. The weather man tells us snow is on the way and we get rain. Who/what can we trust?
Charles Wesley, youngest of 18 children, wrote an estimated 6,500 hymns; every one full of faith and truth. One might think such words came from a peaceful, untroubled life but this is not so. Wesley lived through earthquake panics, worries over a French invasion, the defeat of Prince Charles Edward, and the Gordon riots, not to mention personal tragedies such as the deaths of friends and family. (Six of his nine children died in infancy.)
Still, he wrote faith filled hymns like ‘Jesus, lover of my soul’; ‘And can it be that I should gain’; and ‘Oh for a thousand tongues to sing.’
We can trust words like that because they are based on Biblical truth, the only truth that never fails us.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17, KJV)
Prayer- Lord, we agree in faith with Charles Wesley who said “Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done." Amen.