A Living Faith

This past year I had an opportunity to see firsthand what an unwavering faith looks like. A good friend of mine passed after suffering an incurable illness, but he never gave up on God and after numerous conversations and visits I witnessed a living faith.

We can never really know where our faith lies if we’ve never been put to the test. The three Hebrews boys discovered who God was in their protest against an unfair law; Daniel put his faith to test when he refused to turn his back on his God; and even Jesus felt the pressures of life in the garden of Gethsemane. In all of these instances, each individual saw God work miracles and they also believed that even if God chose not to rescue them from their peril, they still had faith in Him.

My dear friend fought a good fight and more importantly, he never lost his faith. Whether God healed him on this side of earth or brought him home to be with Him, either way he was contempt with the outcome.

I’m Ken Gober and this is another edition of “Songs That Matter.” And in this episode, I am excited to feature a song I was blessed to be a part of writing. This song is from my single release “Either Way” co-written with Sam Hart and Jackson Michelson.

The Message

After long weekly conversations with my dear friend for little over a year and witnessing his strength through his suffering, I felt that it was important to somehow tell his story the best way I could. The first part of the chorus says;

I’ve been fighting believing

Been praying for healing

Don’t know how this ends

But it’s all in your hands

When Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane the bible tells us that he went to the Father and prayed three times to take this burden from him. The message translation records it like this;

“My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You what do you want?”

Matthew 26:39 (The Message)

Jesus felt the pressure of the moment at hand, but never forgot His purpose or a sense of who was in control. Although my dear friend was at times in pain, he knew that God had the ultimate say in the matter and he continued to trust in God’s divine plan for his life. Through it all he kept trusting in God for healing and/or deliverance. I saw in him an unwavering faith. The second part of the chorus says;

If you take this pain or my life ends today

I know you’re my healer

You’re my redeemer Either Way

He knew that whatever the outcome God would be gloried in his life. Whether God healed him on the spot, or he allow the sickness to end his life, he was still confident that God knew best, and he was secure in his salvation.

Jesus even had to submit to God’s will in the garden and because of his obedience, you and I who believe in Jesus’ sacrifice have eternal life. And that’s what my buddy got, his reward for being faithful till the end!

So whatever storms you are facing right now, know that God is right there in the midst of it all and whether God takes through the storm or whether he removes it, “Either Way” He is with you. Just ask the Hebrew boys who saw Jesus literally in the fiery furnace with them or Daniel who saw God’s unmerited favor in the lion’s den.

Finally, I’ll leave you with the bridge of the song that says:

Either Way I know you’re for me

Life and death can’t keep me from Your Love

Ken Gober

Ken Gober

Blogger and Songwriter

Welcome to a Faith Fuel Life, I’m Ken Gober and this is a space where authenticity reigns supreme and introspection takes center stage. 

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