My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
One of our most majestic hymns, “O Worship the King,” says: “Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, / In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail.”
We are frail and feeble, and our flesh and our heart may fail. Some people feel like failures, and others face failures beyond their control. We’re sometimes tempted to think God has failed. Even the prophet Jeremiah said in Jeremiah 15:18, “Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, as waters that fail?”
But later, in Lamentations 3:22, Jeremiah affirmed, “His compassions fail not.” Nor do His promises. Joshua 21:45 says, “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.” Jesus echoed that truth, saying, “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail” (Luke 16:17).
If you’re encountering failure right now, turn around and encounter your matchless Lord. Take courage! Jesus never fails.
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end, / Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend.
Robert Grant, “O Worship the King”