Heard this song this morning on the radio.  It is sung by the band Avalon, but I could have written the words about myself.  I don’t know about you, but somedays I get so downhearted that I am still struggling with all the same nonsense.  Just when I think God has made some progress with me, I fall back into old patterns of self-will run riot.  I love the first few lines of this song…"part of me is the prodigal, part of me is the other brother…"  Anybody else feel that way?  I love it when God uses music to reassure me that we all struggle sometimes and that, as the song says, He loves me anyway…"always has, always will."  Enjoy!

Part of me is the prodigal
Part of me is the other brother
But I think the heart of me
Is really somewhere between them
Some days I’m running wild
Some days we’re reconciled
But I wonder all the while
Why you put up with me, when…

I wrestle most days
To find ways to do as I please

I always have, I always will
You saved me once, You save me still
My longing heart, Your love alone can fill
You always have, always will

I was born with a wayward heart
Still I live with a restless spirit
My soul is so well worn
You’d think I’d have arrived by now
I’m caught in the trappings of
My search for lasting love
I’ve made mistakes enough
To last me a lifetime

I still slip, I still fall
But I’ll always run back to you


I’m gonna keep trusting You
I see what You’ve seen me through
I’m goin’ where You have gone (yeah)
I’m letting You lead me on
All my days (always and forever)
Never far (never leave me never)
Here I’ll stay (ever love me ever)
Here’s my heart
I’ll always love You, love You (yeah)


Oh, You always have, You always will