In January, I’ll celebrate 46 years of salvation. This longevity, please note, has absolutely nothing to do with any effort or obedience on my part, and absolutely everything to do with the Lord’s faithfulness.
Left to myself, I know I would have been tantalized by the deceitful promises of sin and false doctrine many times over. I have, on more than one occasion, told God point blank that I wanted to leave Him. But even as I spoke those words, I knew I could never really turn from Him. His goodness and His truth held me fast to Him. And, beneath all my rebellion, I’m so grateful that He keeps me in His hand.
The hymn I feature today rejoices in the Lord’s faithfulness to keep us from straying from Him. May He tune all of our hearts to sing His grace.