Christian Living

The Despair Blocker

By Kirrily Lowe

So there is this force that tries to block my path every time.

It’s unseen, but so real, and so pervasive.

The force is despair. It doesn’t have a complicated definition, it’s simple really, it is the force that sucks all hope out of a room, all of it gone, in the vacuum of despair.

So many suffer from its ferocious suction. It is intent on sucking the oxygen out of every lung created to change the world, to do something great for God.

We can be blinded to its power, failing to recognise it as an enemy, drowning, in its force.

Paths are blocked, lives are crippled, and the battle to stay afloat and keep breathing is real.

Are you one of the great ones, who has had the oxygen sucked out of your lungs by the suction of despair?

Have you recognised this enemy trying to block your path?

Every path blocking, life sucking force, needs a counter-attack, needs to be blocked before it blocks your life.

And I have found one. It popped right into my brain as I walked and poured out my heart amidst the salt and sounds of a roaring ocean.

I heard the words so clearly. 3 words – strong, simple and lethal to the enemy of despair.

3 words that can lift the cloud and break the back of the pervasive force of despair.

Spoken so firmly, so strongly, so assuredly – LOVE NEVER FAILS.

LOVE NEVER FAILS – it resounds in my spirit, and despair shifts, the enemy flees at the beauty, simplicity and power of this heavenly shield – LOVE NEVER FAILS. 

You see despair moans of the failure of love, the failure of a heavenly love, but the perfect love of our heavenly Father will never ever fail.

No matter how you are feeling, how far you are travelling, no matter what you are facing, His love will never fail you.

And when you don’t know how to negotiate a situation, how to manage a person, how to keep walking, consider love. For if fear of failure has you crippled, every time you choose love in any situation, you are guaranteed to win – because we have a 3 word guarantee – Love Never Fails.

In all our aspirations for 2017, let’s aspire to love, to know God’s love, and to grow in love. We are guaranteed success – LOVE NEVER FAILS.

With you on the journey.


Kirrily and her husband Tim are the Senior Ministers and Founding Pastors of C3 Church City. Kirrily is passionate about seeing women released into their God-given identity and is known for communicating this through creative, poetic and colourful mediums, using teaching, poetry and fashion to bring full expression to this message. Kirrily is also the author of The Invisible Tree Series for children. She lives in Sydney with their three boys, Samuel, Harrison and Elijah. Instagram: kirrilylowe. Facebook: Kirrily Lowe

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