A Bird Alone on a Roof (Continued) | Psalm 102:18-28
Today's Passage: Psalm 102:18-28
Key Verses: Psalm 102:27-28
But you remain the same, and your years will never end. The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.
This psalm was written by a person going through an extremely challenging time. The beginning of the psalm gives this description: "The prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord." He felt like a "bird alone on a roof." After pouring out his heart in the first eleven verses, in verses 12-17 the focus is turned to God who is "enthroned forever." Now the prayer is concluded by zooming in on two attributes of God.
God is immutable. The world, and our world, is in constant change. For us change can range from desired to devastating, but God never changes. As he was in the beginning, so he is today. He remains the same.
God is eternal. There was never a time when God was not. There will never be a time when God is not. We "wear out like a garment," but God's time will never end.
When our world is rocked, God is the solid rock that never moves, changes or goes away. That gives us confidence. Our trust is in the One whose promises are true, whose power is unlimited, and whose love never ends. Hold onto the immutable, eternal God. He will hold onto your forever and do the same to your children and their children and their children...
Father, you never change! You are eternal! Help me to keep my focus on you and not on the stuff around me. I thank you for the promises that I can cling to today, and I thank you that my children can cling to those same promises. Help me to live in a way that encourages future generations to praise you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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