Faithful Love Endures

“The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.” Psalm 138:8

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In our study in Mark this week, we’ve been encouraged to choose a verse to commit to memory. It could be any verse of our choosing—from Mark 3:1-4:34—or consider Philippians 1:6 or Psalm 138:8.

I found the combination of Philippians 1:6 and Psalm 138:8 to be incredibly comforting in a week that began with a devastating plane crash, and continued at a rapid-fire pace of preparation for CCEA’s tour to Israel—all overshadowed by sorrow over the impending loss of a most precious “fur baby.” Frankly, I’m not enough to face the onslaught of the enemy’s forces, but—Praise God—my Savior is. I choose to stand with Jesus, my shield and refuge, my Deliverer.

Do you need these promises—these reassurances—today? Do you need to remember—to believe—that Almighty God, the One who spoke the Universe into existence, cares about you and what you are going through? Dear Sister, be encouraged in the faithful love that endures forever.

“Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me. The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you (us), will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
Psalm 138:7-8a, Philippians 1:6

Please pray for those going through tough times, especially our Yorba Linda neighbors who are reeling from the plane crash in their quiet neighborhood. Also, please pray for our sisters and brothers who are joining Amir this Friday to “Behold Israel.”

Amir closes his messages with the Aaronic blessing.

“Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, ‘The LORD bless thee, and keep thee; The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” Numbers 6:23-26

by Marilyn Allison