2 Samuel 15:21
But Ittai replied to [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][King David], “As surely as the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king may be, whether it means life or death, there will your servant be.”
This world in which we live is like shifting sands. The seasons change, leaders come and go, employers and employment change, people move on, children grow up, adults mature. The sea levels rise and fall, mountains rise up or fall into the sea; even the map of nations is redrawn every few years.
The Lord says to you today, ‘My servant, keep faith. Hold steadfast and true. I am a rock, a rock planted in eternity. I was, I am and I will be to come. The anchor of your salvation will not break, it is indeed grafted fast and secure to me, the mighty rock that cannot be moved. The present aches and pains, these current trials: they are but the rising and falling of the sea against a harbour wall. Fishermen know that the winter storms will eventually pass and they will be able to sail out from behind the harbour defences – surely the same will be true for you, says the Lord. You will see your promises fulfilled, your faith rewarded. Let us sail onwards and see what tomorrow brings.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]