This year, we’ve had extreme blessings and extreme sorrows. Things were hard even while we rejoiced. And yet, God was—and continues to be—rock steady in all of it. Our world is built on shifting sand, but Christ is the rock on which we stand.
I am grateful for that—the steadiness of God. He is just and His nature is unchanging. Recently, I was writing about patience and steadfastness. As I researched the use of the word “steadfast” in the Bible, looking for applications related to patience, I realized that it’s almost always connected to God’s love. His steadfast love. There are HUNDREDS of uses of that term. Not just love, but steadfast love. Very rock-like.
In this shifting, uncertain world, God is still our rock, our fortress and our deliverer. His steadfast love endures forever. That rock-like, steadfast love is what we can cling to in our times of uncertainty and anxiety. God’s steadfast love endures forever, and I am grateful.
I love you, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:1-2 ESV)
How blessed we are, to know and be confident of the steadfast love of God!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Cathe writes books with creative plots and engaging characters of all ages, to glorify God and entertain and bless readers. Her heartwarming stories will make you laugh and make you cry – and then make you laugh again.
The following Cathe Swanson books are published by Celebrate Lit Publishing: