Everywhere we look there are people searching for someone or something that they can truly count upon. Many of them never think to look to God. They count their money or they look at their homes or relationships with other people, but what they really need is a relationship with God. People are fallible; inevitably, they will fall short of your expectations of them. Things disappear; money is all used up or the house is depreciating. Even gold and other precious metals have values that fluctuate. But God never changes. He is eternal; His faithfulness is everlasting and His mercies are new every morning. Some days it is harder for me to remember this than others, but God gently reminds me that He is always there for me. He was right beside me when I heard the news of my mother’s death. He was next to me when my son put his arm through a glass window. He was with me when a truck ran into us on the way to Bible study. He has been with me each and every time my husband was deployed and I was left alone in a new place. No matter what I was going through, God was right there. His Holy Spirit comforted me, guided me, and showed me God’s love. This peace, this knowing that you are not ever alone, is what I want for my family members, for my readers, for everyone in the world actually. To know that every day you start new with God. He doesn’t hold grudges or turn His back on you because of yesterday’s mistakes. I am so thankful for His love and presence with me. I want that for each of you who is reading this little missive. Take the time today to thank God for His faithfulness and never-ending mercy.
One of my favorite hymns tells of God’s faithfulness and mercies. I hope that you enjoy it, too, and recognize that Jesus is the Lord of your life and wants to be with you every day, through every trial. Your hope is in Him and His name because He is faithful and true.