I will never walk alone for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. Psalm 26:3
Everyone wonders what their future will hold. Good times or hard times? Healthy or unhealthy? Married or unmarried? Financially secure or living with meager provision? Surrounded by those who love us or mostly alone? We aren’t granted a clear picture of tomorrow but any of us who know God as our Father can know for certain one thing about our future. In spite of uncertainty, David says that God’s love is ever before us. Perfect Love is always and forever in our tomorrows.
If times are good, God will join me in my celebration. If times are difficult, He will offer open arms. If times are rewarding, He will still remind me that heaven will be better because He will be there. If times are tragic, He will assure me that this time of tears is short in comparison to an eternity of joy.
Picture a groom, on his knees proposing, and he says in a deep and meaningful tone, “Spend your life with me. I can’t promise you that it will always be easy but however it unfolds, I promise to be there with you and love you.” It’s exactly what she needs. Love. Companionship. Commitment. And for any who have not known this in their human experience, Jesus is the Bridegroom who offers what is supremely better than that. A perfect love without the imperfection of the flesh within mortal marriages. There is perfect companionship as the groom knows His bride completely. And there is perfect faithfulness as this Groom never backs away. No matter how well or how poorly the bride loves, His love is constant and true.
Your love is here now. Your love has always sustained me. Your love waits for me in all my tomorrows. You are timeless and I can rest that You have traveled ahead of me. I’m so comforted. Amen