Does God’s Word always work?

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isa. 40:8 )

God’s Word will stand forever- so the Bible says, right? Jesus even says it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for a single title of the Law to fail. This is a central tenet of our faith, that His Word always works. However, careful observation of the entire family of God on earth today reveals a rather perplexing dilemma. We know God’s Word should always work, but we seem to have tried it multiple times and did not get the expected results in certain areas. We will feel very uncomfortable with the thought that  “this thing might not really be working” because deep inside of us, we know it is true, but our daily experiences tell us the exact opposite. Some have modified the interpretation of scripture to suit their experiences. Others have tried to explain the scripture through other means, like Abraham trying to fulfill God’s Word for a child through Hagar, the maid. I have heard of others who have tried to be healed and did not, and then concluded that God’s will is not to heal everyone. Others have been believers for years and the old man with his detestable behaviors is still very active and they wonder, “is the Bible missing something by saying all things are passed away?”.

Does God’s Word always work? Do not be surprised with this answer.  No, it does not, depending on how the heart receives it. Jesus clearly taught us in the parable of the sower that God’s Word does not always produce results in men’s lives, not because God’s Word is impotent in itself, but because men’s hearts make it unfruitful( Matthew 13). Many believers are in a state of “self-deception”, so to speak, thinking God’s Word spontaneously and automatically gets fulfilled in their lives, simply because God said it.

The scripture says “for unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. (Heb. 4:2). The Word, God’s Word, that came to them DID NOT PROFIT THEM because they did not mix it with faith.It was not God’s will, but the people made it that way. So God’s Word can be unprofitable in some circumstances. It is our responsibility to provide the conducive environment for God’s Word to produce results in our lives. Resist the temptation of getting caught in a “shock-like”  state of thinking God’s Word sometimes works and doesn’t  at other times, and is therefore not entirely dependable. You can be certain, that His Word will always work on a fertile ground.  You can carry prophecies and promises that will never fulfill in your life is you do not know how to act on God’s Word and get results.  Learn to know what makes God’s Word unproductive, and stay clear of them. Rather, learn to nurture your heart and make it a fertile ground for the seed of the Word, and be doubly assured that His Word never fails-never, when we align ourselves with it.


The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)

One way of getting the Word take a firm hold of your heart is by meditation. Think and ponder upon the Word above.


Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)

 Thank God for the blessing of His Word. Ask the Holy Spirit for the grace for you to see God’s Word as He sees it, and to know where you have made His Word unproductive in your life.


Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)

Ever considered if God’s Word is really true? Ever had your heart disappointed because you did not get the results which the Word promised you would? Is God’s Word unproductive in some areas of your life? I have my own share of these questions early on in my Christian walk but resolved a long ago after seeing it clearly in the scriptures that His Word always works and it is up to me to find out why it does not produce results in some areas of my life. I will encourage you to do this soul-searching with the help of the Holy Spirit. Take a stand, in your mind and in your heart today, that His Word always works as He has said it, and allow the Holy Spirit to begin to show you why you are not getting expected results. Be careful not to be spiritual malpositioned and yet expecting results.

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