Good things don’t have to end
“All good things must come to an end” is a saying we all grew up hearing. It sounds so negative, doubtful, worried, and depressing. Why must all good things come to an end? I used to believe that. I used to fear the ending of relationships, seasons, days, or daydreams. I lived in fear of the chance for things to be taken away, or for people to leave. We might not all admit it, but I’m sure we have all had a time in our lives when our stomachs would turn with just the thought of something coming to an end.
These doubts and feelings were starting to creep up in my mind recently and I did not like it. I started to panic internally and didn’t tell a soul. But I was tired of holding on to that lie, so I prayed for comfort. Instantly, I just heard Psalm 98. And Psalm 98 verse 3 spoke to my heart: He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.
I was reminded of his faithfulness. What this means is, God is good, He takes care of all things for our good, He knows our heart’s desires and won’t forsake us.
When you can trust someone, you don’t worry, you don’t doubt, you don’t fear.
We sometimes base our emotions on our circumstances. If we’re doing well financially, we’re not stressed. If we love our job, we’re happy. But flip those circumstances and you’ll find someone who’s stressed, depressed, angry, and miserable. We can’t depend on things to feel secure. Nothing is a guarantee, not even tomorrow. But for this very reason, we need to be thankful. Be thankful and rejoice to be alive, to have another chance, to have purpose.
Hold on to that peace in knowing that God is faithful, and His peace surpasses all understanding.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.