This blog was so graciously written by Niki Kredit, a long time volunteer and friend of Katelyn’s Fund!
Psalm 23:6 – Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The last verse of this psalm of David affirms what he wrote out in the verses prior. After reflecting on how God leads and guides, corrects and directs, nourishes and comforts he can declare with certainty that the goodness of God will be there every time David looks for it. He is rooted in the truth that God loves him. He knows his inheritance and his plan for forever and ever is to live in the house of God both on earth and in Heaven.
David wrote the psalm but God gave it to us in His Word. We can also say “surely” to these promises.
Friend, God’s goodness and God’s holy and anointed and perfect love will follow you all the days of your life. Just ask for it. Just bow your head and submit to attaching yourself to goodness and love that they may follow you. Friend, tell those you love that God is good and loving and will not leave you or forsake you. Ever. Tell your foster and adopted kids and your bio kids and your grandkids and your neighbors that God’s goodness and love will follow them all the days of their lives. Write it on the doorpost of your home. Pray it in the night when darkness falls. Surely, surely, surely God’s goodness and His love manifested in Jesus who died on the cross to save us….to redeem and restore and renew us now and forevermore…..will follow us all the days of our lives.
I and you and we and they will dwell in the house of the Lord forever when we know the one true God. I love my house, I love home but there cannot possibly be anything more lovely or comforting or safe or good as dwelling in the house of the Lord for all the days and the days thereafter unto forever. Sign me up. I want that future. I want that promise and that inheritance and that peace that comes from knowing that I can do the daily work of living through this life. I can face the darkness and strive to help heal the hurting, find the lost and set them in families, care for the widow and the orphan and the “least” of these that are God’s chosen and loved. I can do hard things and so can you because surely, one day when our work is done, we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.