I bet what breaks your heart, maybe more than anything, is when something doesn’t endure forever. Like when you finally have a little money in the bank, but then—ding!—that little dashboard light lights up because that pricey part of your car didn’t endure forever. Or when the guy you were dating—the guy who seemed so perfect, so sweet, so committed—didn’t endure forever. Or when you were making progress with your mental health, staying positive and strong, but then things slipped right back to where you were. Mental health, marriage, our own morality—the heartbreaking problem is the same: Nothing seems to endure forever.
But that’s why I love the most repetitious chapter in the entire Bible, Psalm 136. It starts, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever” (verse 1). Just in case you didn’t catch it the first time, the psalm writer goes on to repeat “his love endures forever,” not once or twice but 25 more times!
Isn’t that the best? When your car battery dies, God’s love endures forever. When your family isn’t as picture-perfect as you prayed for, God’s love endures forever. When anxiety gets the best of your heart, God’s love endures forever. I could go on (like the psalmist!) but these devotions are supposed to fit on one page.
Just remember that God is good today. Why? Because his love endures forever.