The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 NIV®
Even if no major disaster mars our lifetime, little by little, smaller events can and do change our lives forever. Isaiah was right: The grass withers and the flowers fall.
Happily, though, he was right about something else, too: The word of our God stands forever.
Someday, our Lord himself will call a halt to life on earth as we know it. Jesus will descend . . .
. . . with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 NIV®
But even that won’t spell an end to the promises God has made to his people. His word “stands forever.” Jesus’ promised (and, thus, certain) return will usher in endless peace and joy for all who trust in him as Savior. We will experience at last the fullness of every promise he has made.
Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
Prayer: Lord, your word stands forever. Work faith in me . . .
This devotion has been adapted from one that appeared in CTA’s devotion book for women, God’s Promises to a Woman’s Heart. This title is no longer in print, but we have several similar devotion books available for both men and women. Check them out!
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com