Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Today’s free song download is “Faithful” from my first CD “A Friend of John’s”.

Hit the play button and listen as you read along.

The chorus is based on the idea that God is faithful, even when we are unfaithful:

If we are faithless,
He remains faithful,
for He cannot disown himself. 
2 Timothy 2:13

The storyline is based on the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke 15:11-32.

The first verse I adapted from the hymn “Lord I’m Coming Home” (public domain text by William Kirkpatrick). I wrote the second verse as an encouragement of God’s faithfulness through every trial.

I lived the prodigal story myself for about 5 years in my late teens/early twenties, a black season of wild living. Like the prodigal, I eventually came to my senses and repented.

I came back to the Lord while watching a Billy Graham crusade on TV.  Got on my knees and prayed the sinners prayer as the choir sang “Just As I Am”. True story. Drove the next day to the crusade in Baltimore, walked forward and gave my life to Jesus – again. My girlfriend was with me and she did the same thing. (Now we’ve been married over 29 years.)

From that moment, I felt the burden of my sins lifted and the Holy Spirit fill me with His presence. I started going hard after God, quit partying and never went back to my prodigal ways. That was 30 years ago. God is faithful.


I wandered far away
but now I’m coming home
Never more to roam
I wasted many precious years,
but now I’m home
And I repent with bitter tears
I’m tired of sin and straying, Lord
I trust your love,
and believe upon Your word

I know you are Faithful,
I know you are Faithful
I know you are Faithful,
Even when I’m unfaithful to you,
You are Faithful,
even when I’m unfaithful to you.

Through many trials, through many storms, through many tears
Lord I know you are near
Under the shelter of Your wings
is where I’ll run
For you are my Holy One
Surrounded by Your mercy Lord
I trust your love,
and believe upon Your word

Copyright 1999 Rob Still. music/RobStill Music (ASCAP)
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 Question: How have you experienced God as faithful?