“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you Lord have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10
So I’m trying something new today. Memorizing bible verses is something I probably don’t do enough. Or, let me instead admit that I’m always envious of those who have a library of verses at their fingertips for every situation. So today I wrote this verse on the mirror in my main floor powder room. I’ll admit to hoping this has a two-fold effect. First, I’ll see it multiple times everyday and so I will naturally memorize it. Second, other people in my household will also see it everyday and true maybe they won’t memorize it, but they will see it, and that’s important too. (And let me tell you, taking a photo of a mirror without including yourself is not easy!)
My Lenten reading this week has been about Abraham and his faith, and how that faith resulted in God’s promise, a promise that we are all benefiting from. It’s an incredible story when you really think about it. The unwaivering faith of a single man changed the world, and our relationship with our creator forever. Through Abraham God was able to demonstrate his power, and because of Abraham’s faith God made him a promise. In Hebrews, Paul reminds us of that promise of hope, and it’s culmination in the life and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Today it really hit me WHAT we were promised; An eternity bathed in the warmth and glory of God, an eternity of unconditional love, free of anger, greed, jealousy and pain. We were promised an eternity full of love and joy and happiness. WOW! I am so incredibly grateful that God has chosen to share this message of hope with me…with those I love…with you. It’s so easy to lose sight of God’s promises when we allow ourselves to become distracted by our always clamoring world. But if we keep our hearts and minds on God and trust that he will NEVER forsake us, it makes even the dark times easier to bear.
“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you Lord have never forsaken those who seek you.”
Let’s keep seeking God even when it feels like everything around us is telling us our search is futile. Let’s keep seeking God even when the world dangles fame and wealth and illusions of happiness in our faces. And let’s especially keep seeking God when we are bereft of hope and all seems lost. Our God is Great and He has made us a promise that He will never go back on, we just have to trust.
There is a verse in this song that I can’t sing because my voice breaks every single time. “There is no power in hell or any who can stand before the power and presence of the great I AM.”