Living By Faith Blog


Biblical, battle-tested, real-life help for "living by faith in the Son of God" (Galatians 2:20). — Steve Fuller

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (Chris Rice 4-min worship video)

An unexpected phone call

30 years ago I was in my church office when my wife called.

She had gone to the doctor about abdominal pain, and all she could say was “they found something wrong — can you come home?”

As I drove home it was “Great is Thy Faithfulness” that I sang and prayed to the Father.

Brings tears to my eyes even now as I remember.

A rock-solid foundation

Here’s what I sang —

Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God, my Father,

There is no shadow of turning with Thee.

Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not,

As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

That reminded me — God is faithful.  He does not change.

Which meant that whatever Jan told me when I got home would be part of His faithful compassion to us.

What Jan told me

When I got home, Jan said the doctor had discovered a softball-sized growth in her abdomen, and had scheduled surgery.

We talked, and prayed, and fought to trust God’s faithfulness.

A few weeks later she had the surgery, which showed that the lump was benign, and it was removed.

We were thankful it was nothing worse, and for how God used this song to sustain us through this trial.

“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

The song is based on Lamentations 3:22-23 —

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

The video is simple — just the words.  So focus on Him, entrust your cares to Him, rest in Him.

Enjoy —

How did this impact you?

I’d love to hear.  Leave a comment below — thanks.

If you know someone who would be helped by this, email it to them using the “share” button below.  Or use the buttons to share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

If you would like to receive a Saturday email summarizing the week’s posts — subscribe her.  (I will only use your email address for Living By Faith communications — and you can easily unsubscribe at any time.)

And here’s some related posts you might enjoy —


(Picture is by mordoc on everystockphoto.)

Category: Worship Videos


4 Responses

  1. Brian says:


    My understanding and appreciation of the greatness of His faithfulness back when we were young doesn’t compare with my appreciation of this fact now.

    My love to Jan,


    • Steve Fuller says:

      The same is true with me, Brian. And isn’t part of His faithfulness that He is patient with us as we are growing to see and trust more of His faithfulness?

      May the Father richly bless you and your family today —


  2. Brenda says:

    Such a beautiful msg of assurance of God’s faithfulness. And a very nice backdrop, as we wind our way toward The Dalles, OR, along the Columbia Rvr. So much majestic grandure

    • Steve Fuller says:

      Sounds like you are in a perfect place for worshiping God’s faithfulness. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts.

Leave a Reply

Join 3,436 people who receive Living by Faith updates —

More Help for Your Faith

  • RSS Feed
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube


"I just found your blog recently, and I've NEVER found such clarity, understanding and comfort before." (Sarah)

"AWESOME. Going to mangle this sin tonight with the Promises of God." (Alec)

"If I could subscribe to only one blog, yours would be it." (Lyn)

"I think you are really on to something with this blog. I don’t know of anything else like it." (Doug)

"Excellent comment. Really well put and wisdom that is strangely lacking in much evangelical thinking." (John)

"Thank you -- I needed to hear this. So clear and concise yet captivating." (Stacey)

"Such a helpful post. I’ve bookmarked it and reread it two or three mornings just this week." (Doug)