God knew I’d doubt Him, but He’s faithful anyway.
He knew I would mess up over and over again, but He’s patient with me anyway.
God knew I’d judge others, but He’s compassionate towards me.
He knew I would be puffed up, stubborn, and rebellious, but He loves me still.
Jesus knew every dark thought, every selfish act. He knew I would fail to love him and others. He knew I would turn my back on him, but he died on the Cross for me anyway.
God hasn’t answered my prayers the way I wanted them answered, but I praise Him anyway.
Things aren’t the way I thought they’d be, but I still thank Him.
When I’m weary and discouraged I will follow Him.
I don’t understand pain and suffering, but I trust Him anyway.
Sometimes I can’t feel Him, but I believe He is always with me.
The most beautiful example of an “anyway” in the Bible is Daniel 3:17-18.
“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”
Three young Jews are about to be thrown into a hot furnace. They proclaim with confidence that God will rescue them, but even if He doesn’t they will not worship another.
“Even if He doesn’t” ……. we will follow God anyway. We will trust Him, praise Him, and love Him anyway!
Father, may I have this kind of “anyway” faith. To follow You, trust You, praise You, and love You – no matter my circumstances.
No matter what I’m up against.
No matter what.