Fake Smile || Spoken Word
The girl and the boy referred to aren’t based on particular people, but represent general situations, feelings and actions which many of us have experienced and maybe still experience today.
It can be so easy to hide our true feelings behind a mask, and to lock down our hearts, being too afraid to let anyone in and see underneath our fake smiles to the pain the really lies beneath.
When we try to find joy and satisfaction in anything in the world, we load all of our hopes onto one thing, like friends, relationships, possessions, status. But time after time these things fail us. They fail us because they were never designed to bear the weight of our joy and our satisfaction.
I’ve come to learn that even though I still feel this same pain from time to time, the only anchor strong enough to hold my soul fast is in the one who made me and who secured my redemption (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTLnV…). Knowing God isn’t just a crutch for me – it’s not that I have something that helps me get through life, and you have your thing, someone else has their thing, and that’s all fine. It’s not a case of ‘whatever works for you’. Think about this… if God is real and He really did create you, then He would be the only thing in existence able to bring you true and unfailing joy and satisfaction (as well as secure YOUR redemption).
The only question then is simple… and it’s a question posed by Jesus, found in John 11:25-26: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”