Hello, Chosen Fam!
Thanks for coming back for our second blog post, and I hope you’ll stick around for a while. Many of you know me as the other half of the “Tell Me Bout It” podcast duo, but if we haven't met yet, I’m Liz. For the past two years I have been immensely blessed to follow God’s calling alongside my best friend, Sarah, and boy has it been a journey! I think it would be fair to say this last year has been a journey for us all, but when I look back on 2020, even though it had its lows, I choose to celebrate the high moments more. Regardless of where this past year took me, the lyrics of the song “Never Lost” seemed to always find me telling me exactly what I needed to hear.
Over the course of the last year and a half, the song “Never Lost” has been my song. It has been my fight song, cry song, praise song, and my windows down, singing at the top of my lungs on a backroad song. If you have been following along with us, you know that this past year has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. From changes in my profession to losing my father just before the pandemic began, it’s been a bumpy ride. And yet, through these ups and downs, God has continued to show up and move even when I failed to ask. And I know, I’m not the only one He’s shown up for. This song continues to move me with its precious and living message of the truth that we serve a God who will never fail us. This song reminds me that He has never lost a battle, and we will be lost from Him.
Bare with me as I share my personal history of why I am terrified of being lost. If you know me, you know I can find my way around anywhere as long as I have been once or twice. Why is that? Because as a child, my mom accidentally got us lost on a rainy evening after shopping in a nearby city. Let me tell you, I was so distraught (maybe a bit dramatic) thinking we’d never make it home again. Eventually, after several right turns later, mom recognized where we were and figured out how to get us home. So, from the age of about 5 and on, I would take note of where we were going, where we turned, and which direction we turned in just in case my mom got us lost again. (Sorry for doubting you mom!) Though this was a small habit that turned useful, it was birthed out of doubt. Now as an adult, I can see the remnants of that doubt even in my relationship with God. Do I believe God will “lose” me? No. But I would be dishonest if I said their haven't been moments when I put more trust in the likely outcomes of my circumstances than in the God who governed it, as if God would ever fail me.
“Pause” Sis, if you resonate with this same fear, just know that I see you, and most of all God does too. Glory be to the God whose love and mercy is greater than our doubts and fears! “Resume.”
God has used the song “Never Lost'' to consistently bring me peace in troubled waters and hope to dark spaces to remind me that He makes no mistakes, and He is with us in every situation. One of my favorite lines is, “You are still showing up, at the tomb of every Lazarus, and your voice is calling me out.” WOW Jesus shows up to spaces that we think and are told are dead, and yet His voice is enough to command a revival of life.
John 11 shares the details of Lazarus’s story, and here are three takeaways:
- One, even Martha thought her brother’s battle was lost, and yet never doubted the goodness of God.(11:27)
- Two, even Jesus was moved by Mary’s sorrow and wept too. (11:33)
- Three, we serve a God who is not bound by the realities of this world.(11:44). This is just one example to remind you that anything done in His will is incapable of being a failure. He will dismantle doubts and fears every time in His perfect timing and be the Victor we need every single time.
So, next time you hear this song, I pray that you sing it a little louder and let it settle in your heart as a reminder of the righteous God we serve that will never and has never lost a battle.
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