There are not a lot of things in life that are certain. Life has so many ups and downs, new seasons and trials that come our way, it’s hard to feel security in anything at all. There are people I thought I could lean on who have let me down, the seeming stability of a music career can always change at any moment, and this world is fading away. As a friend once said, one day “my legs won’t work like they used to before... my hands won’t play the strings the same way... and the crowds won’t remember my name.” In reality, I don’t know if I’ll even get old enough to experience that “one day” because tomorrow is never promised. Where then can I turn for assurance?
With so much of life that can change and so many things unsure, we need a constant in life. Unlike this fading world, God’s promises are sure. He will never leave or forsake his children, and nothing can separate us from his love. From age to age he stays the same. When I stumble, his grace picks me up. When I am weak, he is my strength. When I fail, Jesus is my victory. When I am ashamed, Christ carries my shame. He is the only one who has never failed me; the only one who has always been there. He was with me before I was born, he will be with me until I die, and he will remain with me for all eternity. All of this is sure! All of this is the assurance of his love. “Just as sure as the sun sets at the end of the day... I know you love me.” I cannot help but love my God in return.