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‘Your throne, oh God, is forever and ever.’

It does us good to remember this sometimes. In the midst of the busyness of the ups and downs of life, whilst we spend untold hours and days trying to ‘understand’ God and work out what it means to follow Jesus, a verse like this can be very important. We live for God. We love and work on his behalf, perhaps. Sometimes this can take the form of it seeming as if God has delegated making sure everything goes well to us. We have the Spirit, but actually it’s about what we think, say, how we act, that’s what brings about the Kingdom of God. It’s by our efforts, rather than by our love that people will know we are Christians.

But the point is this: the one who saved us, the one who came to be one of us, who makes us new, lives within us and gives us light to shine into all the world; the throne is his, he has earned it, it belongs to him. We can worry if we like. It will do us no good whatsoever. God’s throne is his. All will, actually, definitely and once and for all, be well. Trusting God can seem like the hardest thing in the world to do. We’re always being challenged and questioned, perhaps even scoffed at, for doing so. But it is the single thing we can do which glorifies God, and empowers us, the most.