Eternal and Trustworthy Word (#cmdevo #UsingGodsWord)

Read: Psalm 119:96; Isaiah 40:8; Jeremiah 17:5 (Amplified Version)

We’re all too familiar with the limitations of humanity. We quite often see and experience “ends” in our lives. Whether we perceive something as desirable, or as less than such, ahead there is an end.

When you are eating a meal, there comes a point when the plate is empty and your consumption has reached an end. When you get a paper cut and wonder how so much pain can come from a small wound, there comes a point when the pain stops and your discomfort has reached an end. Music, movies, and books all have endings. Beauty, sleep, and crying eventually cease. And because of the imperfection and limitations of humans, relationships may cease – or at least may no longer be what you imagined. I think we fear some of these ends because they give us some sense of security. We alter our emotions based on the existence or nonexistence of these (and other) things. Our hope – or lack thereof – is in these imperfect and ever-changing things.

I want you to take a moment and think about whom/what you put your trust in and why. Now, of all the things you can think of, who/what do you trust most? Be honest. Being honest myself, I’ve struggled with putting the bulk of my trust in humans, whether it is in me or in those closest to me. The reason we may not automatically look to God in our trust is because trusting in tangible things seems to make more sense.

But, being a human yourself, you know that you make mistakes. You don’t always have the best judgment and you don’t have all the answers. No matter how wonderful you believe someone in your life to be, no matter how wonderful they believe you to be, you both have limits and cannot be trusted to know everything and always act wisely. And the painful reality is that all things human come to an end.

Want to hear the good news? God is not human! God and His Word can be trusted at all times. You and I can trust God’s Word for every moment and every second of our lives, for it’s not sometimes true… it’s always true, and will be for eternity. Isaiah 40:8 states that “the grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” God’s Word, which is “exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity]” (Ps. 119:96), will never become irrelevant or obsolete.

Now, the Lord does want us to enjoy the gifts that He has given us (in the form of people, nourishment, entertainment, etc.), but because of the untrustworthy nature of anything not of God, our foundation and our security is to be in the Lord alone.

Our ever-present creator God knows all things. He knows the past, present, and future. He knows everything about us. He is sovereign over every situation. We’ll be blessed by trusting Him and His Word.


Devotional Series: Using God’s Word by the Color Movement (#cmdevo #UsingGodsWord)

Posted by: Victoria // Personal // Color Movement

The materials of my body have been carefully selected. My skin is unique. Any incidental variations, marks or blemishes are natural features and should not be considered as imperfections.