Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Let all Israel repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” Let Aaron’s descendants, the priests, repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” Let all who fear the Lord repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1-4)
Relate: I got about halfway through writing the devotional for today then stopped, deleted it all, and started over. That never happens. In over two years of writing and nearly seven hundred posts, I would say that I could count the number of times I have stopped and started over in a different direction on one hand and still have fingers left over. I am saying that to be safe. I am sure I’ve done it here or there but I honestly can’t remember a single time. Until today.
The thing is, I was planning on writing about how we can count on God in the middle of our troubles. No matter how hard things might get or how life’s circumstances seem to be stacked against you, Psalms 118:5-6 share that there is a God who is greater. The thing is, I was skipping over the most important part of this chapter to get to the trouble. The Psalmist is so adamant that this doesn’t happen that he makes the people repeat the most important line four times: “His faithful love endures forever.”
React: God has been so good to me. Over and over again, His provision has come in right on time. He has opened doors that I never imagined opening, He has paved ways for me through what seemed a tangled web of obstacles. He has blessed me, and blessed me again so many times that it seems like I start to take it for granted. Not today. Today, I am going to step back, delete that focus on all the troubles I might come across and instead cry out, “His faithful love endures forever.” Let me say it again, “His faithful love endures forever.” Stop reading a moment and say it out loud with me: “His faithful love endures forever!”
God, You are so good. For more things than I can count, in more ways than I can imagine, You have proven Your faithful love to me over and over and over again. I am so undeserving but still You lavish Your love on me. Let me take a moment to just say thank You. I am oh so grateful that Your faithful love truly does endure forever.