Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever. – (Psalm 136:1, NLT)
Praise the Lord because He is good. His faithful love will last forever. – (Psalm 136:1, ERV)
Thank God! He deserves your thanks. His love never quits. – (Psalm 136:1, MSG)
God’s faithful love far exceeds the trials that we face. He is good all of the time, even when that which we endure is not. Yesterday, I had a health scare that led to a chain of events that had me spending some quality time in our local emergency room for an array of tests. Though I was alone, a sweet friend who is an administrator on staff spotted me in the waiting room and came over, sat down beside me, and just chatted with me for a few minutes. Her kindness was a sort of tangible reassurance that all would be okay. His peace was present as each assessment was run, and when I was done, a dear friend came and picked me up and took me to get lunch and my car, as I had been dropped off by a kind friend from work. His goodness and faithfulness continued to be made known to me as both my best friend and my fiancé had been in communication with me all throughout the day and continued into the evening. I am so grateful for His goodness and His love that lasts forever. May we ever remember that no matter what we face, God is always good and His faithful love will last forever.
Through good times and bad,
Give thanks to the Lord;
He remains present,
And grace He affords.
By His faithful love,
Our hope is secure;
He gives us the strength,
To rise, persevere.
Let all that I am,
Make the choice to praise;
Not for what is seen,
But for all His ways.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are good and that Your faithful love endures forever. Thank You that You meet us in our circumstances and continue to show us Your goodness, even when our situations are a struggle. Forgive us for not giving You thanks for Your nearness and goodness, or for forgetting that no matter how things seem now, they are only temporary compared to the eternity that lies ahead. Show us how to love those around us in a way that demonstrates Your goodness and faithfulness to all. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we give You thanks and trust in Your unfailing love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad. – 1 Chronicles 16:31