“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
– Psalms 107:1
One person will read that verse and think, “If God is love, why is there so much suffering in the world?” Another will read that verse and think, “If it weren’t for God’s love, I wouldn’t make it through life in this sinful world.” It’s a matter of perspective, I guess. Is it possible for God to be loving, without Him removing all stress and suffering from our lives? Is it possible for God to be loving and at the same time allow children in Africa to starve? Well, if we’re going to believe what God reveals about Himself in the Bible, then we have to admit that God is beyond our comprehension. His ways are “higher than ours”. It will always prove fruitless when we try to judge God. We can’t know how He’s working things out. If God is God, we’ll have to take Him at His Word. Some never will, but others believe that the Lord is good, and His love endures forever. We believe it because He says it, we believe it because we’ve experienced it, and we believe it because He became human and proved His love on the cross. He didn’t have to do that, but because He did, we have eternal life through faith in Him. Eternal life. Eternal. His love endures forever. Patience. We will experience the greatest measure of God’s love when time has ended.