Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it…

There’s an old hymn I really like titled “Come thou fount.” Maybe you know it.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it...

It’s a beautiful song, and there’s a pretty well-known line I really connect with.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.”

You see, I have wandered from the God I love many times in my life. Daily in fact, either in thought or in action.

And for the longest time, I thought I was the only one who did…the only one who wandered.

My mind has often led me to believe that everyone else consistently follows Jesus wholly and perfectly…but not me.

Have you ever felt that way?

You know, when you wander, it’s easy to feel isolated and unworthy. But, you are not alone. You are not unworthy.

You are not the only one who wanders.

Wandering isn’t new either. I mean, this song, alone, was written nearly 300 years ago. That’s a long time before you and I started wandering! And before that…

Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, penned these words in the book of Romans:

“I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it…”

In other words, Paul was prone to wander.

And Jesus told us the story of the prodigal son, the one who wandered and returned home…to open ams.

We all have struggles. We all stray. We all have doubts and fears and questions. We all get it right sometimes and we all make mistakes. Some days we follow Jesus with our entire heart and soul and mind.

Some days we are prone to wander.

I guess what I’m trying to say that is if you are wandering…when you wander, you don’t have beat yourself up and hide.

Jesus is waiting for you to return…with open arms.

He knows you wander and loves you just same.

He knows you stray and still seeks your heart. All you have to do is give it to Him…

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.”

Stephen

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