Life is short. King David mentioned this fact in his ancient song,
Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows and we are gone – as though we had never been here.
~ Psalm 103:15-16 NLT
Even if you live a century on this earth, it’s just a breath on the timeline of history. Much less, eternity. And the brevity of life should certainly affect the way we live it.
Tomorrow is promised to no one. Prioritize today accordingly.
~ Gina Greenlee
And during this short life, nothing seems to remain the same. Things are constantly changing.
Our surrounding culture is a desert of shifting sand where values and norms change with every new gust of wind. We relocate more, change jobs more, and end marriages and friendships more than any previous generation.
Is there anything in life we can count on?
Thankfully, King David kept writing…
But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments.
~ Psalm 103:17-18 NLT
God is a Rock. He loves steadily and surely. He never leaves. He never changes. He will never love you any more or any less than he does right now, and his love is timeless and unconditional.
God is faithful to the people who have turned their lives completely over to him, who have gone all in for the Kingdom’s sake. When you start a relationship with Jesus, he spends eternity being faithful to that relationship.
He pursues you relentlessly, and once he has caught you, he never lets go.
You may have lived your life wondering if anyone would ever love you forever, no matter what. And having been forsaken by a parent, or a spouse, or a best friend, you wonder if it’s you. And you might wonder if it’s everyone.
Here is one thing you can know for sure… No matter what you do, no matter how hard you try to run, or how much you mess up, or how many people walk away, there is One who will never leave you or forsake you.
He’s the God who sticks around.