For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: ‘I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah Psalm 89:2-4
Reading the morning headlines from my warm spot in bed, I pause like the Selah asks of me in the Psalms.
I cling to the truth and yet the actions of others and situations out of my control make me wonder, doubt, and worry about the future, not just for myself but for my children. Deep down in my gut, I knew when they were still being formed in the womb, our children would face a different kind of hardship and persecution.
Was I being selfish bringing life into a world wrestling through a pervasive darkness? Will they grasp onto the cord that draws them toward the Light? Or walk past it for empty promises of sparkly hope in a box, pay check, bottle, or jar?
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Psalm 36:5
There isn’t a retractable measuring tape long enough to assign limits to His love and faithfulness. No time limitations on the covenant He makes with us from the time we utter a vulnerable yes to following Him. No circumstance can change His mind or erase the promises he makes with us.
There is no darkness so deep He cannot conquer it; no situation in the world or within the walls of your house He is not able to overcome.
When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 2 Samuel 7:12-17
A forever kingdom does not exist because we have everything figured out or because we make all the right choices. A forever kingdom exists because He sits on the throne. And that is good news for us, for our children and for those who will come after them.
As you wake up and read today’s headlines that ask you to make choices holding ramifications, not just for you, but future generations, remember God is sovereign, His ways are mysterious, and of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7). May we not acquiesce but move forward in zeal. His forever kingdom is established in justice and upheld in righteousness through each of us, his children.
Let’s have eyes to read past today and into eternity. Our future is secure because our Father is the King of Kings. Know your work today is significant because it is also about the Father’s business. He holds everything together in His capable hands.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. Luke 1:32