01 Jan We Never Walk Alone – Jan 12
“Never Once” is Matt Redman’s new hit from his latest album 10,000 reasons which was released earlier this year. Lyrically, this song sounds like a Psalm which tells God’s unfailing faithfulness throughout our life. The moving lyrics in the chorus remind us that our strength in life lies in the assurance that we will never face this life alone. He will never leave us, nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8). He is like a friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).
This song is also like a personal testimony from the writer. Growing up with abusive father and traumatic childhood experiences, through this song, Matt Redman acknowledge fully that God has always been by his sides through it all. Just as the verse of the song says, God is sovereign in all that happened in his life, faithfully working everything out for His good purpose in him (Romans 8:28).
Now this is our unshakable joy, knowing that our hope lies not in the strength of our faith, but in the faithfulness of God. God never promise us a trouble-free life. But in the midst of scars and struggles, we can always be rest assured knowing that He is Emmanuel, God is with us! Our God is faithful, even when we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13). What a promise!