All Your words are true; all Your righteous laws are eternal. – (Psalm 119:160, NIV)
Every word You say can be trusted. Your laws are fair and will last forever. – (Psalm 119:160, ERV)
Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. Your righteous decisions are eternal. – (Psalm 119:160, MSG)
I am so thankful that God does not change. His word is true and what He says and He decides, last forever. There are so many things that surround us that are constantly changing – expectations, working conditions, parameters of jobs, growing children and puppies… The one thing that we can count on from the world, is change. However, from God, we can rely on His word, His truth and His promises remaining the same. For this, I am truly grateful. No matter what goes on around us, His love remains the same. God’s righteous laws for us boil down to loving Him and loving each other. He has a plan and a purpose for us all. As many of us look forward with anticipation and a bit of trepidation, may we remember that God is for us, and His love, help and presence forever remain.
Let’s look to the Lord,
For His words are true;
His laws good and just,
For His love shines through.
No matter the time,
All that the Lord is,
Our reason to dance.
Dance in His presence,
Give glory to Him;
Unchanging His love,
Our hope, never dimmed.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your words are true and Your laws last forever. Thank You that You never change. Forgive us for somehow thinking that our ever-changing circumstances are somehow a reflection of You. Teach us to trust in the truth – that You are good and just and loving. Show us how to love those around us in ways that demonstrate the truth and trustworthiness of Your word. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for Your words that are eternal. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life. – Psalm 143:8