**Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.** (Isaiah 51:6 NIV84)
Nothing is permanent. In this world nothing lasts. The wrapping paper from yesterday’s presents is already rotting in the garbage. The toys my kids love today will eventually be forgotten. Nothing lasts.
My bills won’t last.
My to-do list won’t last.
My house won’t last.
My pains won’t last.
My “stuff” won’t last.
My sins won’t last.
But Jesus, his salvation and forgiveness that he won for me? That will last.
God’s care for me will last.
God’s Word will last.
My life, because of Christ, will last.
My eternity will last.
So what’s there to be afraid of or worry about?
**Prayer:** Heavenly Father, I’m often tempted to think that what’s going on right now is what’s most important. At times I fail to trust that you’re in control. Thank you, Lord, for giving me an eternal perspective from your Word. Keep in my mind and heart that my forgiveness and salvation will last forever in Christ. Put my mind at ease through the troubles of each day. And give me the strength to proclaim what you have done. I pray, knowing you hear me for Jesus’s sake. Amen.