What a man desires is unfailing love ; better to be poor than a liar.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
I have been sitting here literally sobbing into my hands at the unfailing love of God. I do not deserve His love, mercy, or steadfastness at all. Yet He has been so good to me. I have sinned against Him, shunned Him, set myself in opposition to Him at times, yet from on that cruel cross He cried out for you and for me "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." He has saved me and kept me to this day because of who He is.
I have looked for love in all of the wrong places and have truly only found unfailing love in Him. His love will not fail us even when we feel forsaken. He will not drop us, or abandon us, or forsake the work of His hands. He still calls us to a path of obedience for our own good so we can experience the full measure of His Spirit. No matter how far we have ventured from His side, with Him there is full redemption. Does anyone reading this need full redemption? Look for the love you so desperately need and desire in Him alone.
Trying to find love by this worlds standards will be the death of us. It only leads to misery and an empty space that can't be satisfied. What if we were secure in His love for us...His unfailing, unchanging, steadfast love? Ask Him to make you secure in His love and keep your nose in His word so you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. He loves you. Even if you feel no one else does...He loves you.
**Let me add this and I have a Valentines party to attend for Morgan in a minute.
A lot of you are familar with the Hebrew word Hesed which is where most of your translations translate unfailing love. I want to quote something from the lexical aides of my Keyword study about the word Hesed:
"Hesed is central to God's character (Ps 59:10; 100:5). It is closely tied to His covenant with His chosen people (Dt 7:9,12); in fact, the covenant may be thought of as the relationship from which the hesed flows. God's hesed, however is not bound by the covenant itself, and though men may prove unfaithful to this relationship, God's hesed [unfailing love-emphasis mine] is everlasting (Ps 107:1; 118:1-4, 29; Isa 54:8)."
PRAISE YOU LORD!!
Psalm 148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
If you need a reminder of His unfailing love CLICK HERE and read through some of these verses.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Posted by jennyhope at 10:39 AM