Housefires are a worship collective from America. You may not have heard of them, but I’m sure most will be familiar with their song “Good, Good Father.” I’ve loved their music for a few years now (since before it was cool) and it was great to see them at Big Church Day Out this year. Once was on the main stage, then that evening in the much more intimate worship tent. What I love about them is that they are primarily worshipers themselves rather then performers – we just worshiped with them.
One of the songs on their newest release is called “The way (New Horizon). The song affirms that whatever life throws at us, whether battles or blessings whether promises or heartbreak that He is “the way, the truth the life.”
It goes on to say that “It’s a new horizon and I’m set on You
And You meet me here today with mercies that are new
All my fears and doubts, they can all come too
Because they can’t stay long when
I believe You are, the way, the truth, the life.”
There is something about that refrain that has kept me coming back to it again and again.
Each day brings a new horizon. Yesterday has gone. Whether it was a good day or bad it doesn’t matter. We can’t go back there, and besides, God has new things for us today.
Sometimes though there are persistent troubles that come our way. Maybe there is stress at work and you can’t see a way out. Perhaps you or someone you love is suffering and doctors seem helpless. The more you think and dwell on your situation, the more you worry about things. Fear that things will only get worse. Doubt over whether God cares, or indeed is able to do anything about it.
My experience is that focusing on the problem will never solve it. The solution is not found in the problem. The solution to the problem is found in Jesus.
I need to focus on Him. I need to believe that He IS the way, the truth, the life. I’ve found that when I do, it doesn’t matter what my fears and doubts are – they don’t stay long. Fear and doubt aren’t from God, so when I’m in His presence, they disappear.
There is a comfort and peace found in the presence of Jesus that makes my mountains seem like ant hills. They don’t always them disappear – but they are brought into perspective against a God who can do more than I can ask or imagine.
What fears and doubts in your life need to be brought into perspective today?
Can I encourage you to remember that He is, the way, the truth , the life.
(Check out the song that inspired the blog here https://youtu.be/uCfveSHHwXo)