"For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end." Psalm 48:14
This is one of those passages that just has staying power with me. It was an easy one to memorize, so I can always refer back to it at a moment's notice; it has inspired songs in me; and it contains basic truth about God's character that I've needed to lean on countless times.
There are 3 big things about the passage that are great reminders to me:
1. "For this God is our God"- Our relationship with God is personal. We belong to Him, and so He belongs to us. To claim ownership of that relationship by saying that God is "our" God is truly an awesome thing!
2. "For ever and ever"- it's a never-ending relationship! His faithfulness knows no end, and when we are His, that's it! There's no changing that.
3. "He will be our guide even to the end"- God is with us for all time and in all times. I like to look at the words here and imagine that God is our God until the end of time, and also to the end of our circumstances. So it's both describing the duration of his love, and the expanse of his Love. Deep and wide. When we come to the end of our circumstances; when we hit rock bottom; He is with us, and will serve as our guide, walking us through any ordeal.