Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Unfailing love

Never failing, never ending
Unmovable, unshakeable
This is the Father’s love for us

He who made the stars in heaven,
Who shaped each flower, gave it scent
Who sets up kings and removes them

The LORD Almighty is His name
His love, an everlasting love
It changes not, no matter what

Never failing, never ending
Unmovable, unshakeable
This is the Father’s love for us

He’s not a man, that He should lie
Nor son of man, changing His mind
He is the Everlasting God!

He holds us in His mighty hands
His grip secure, never lets go
We cannot be removed from them

Never failing, never ending
Unmovable, unshakeable
This is the Father’s love for us

We may not feel His hands on us
We may not hear Him whispering
Yet we know: He never leaves us

Neither life nor death can change it
Nothing on earth or in heaven
Can separate us from His love

Never failing, never ending
Unmovable, unshakeable
This is the Father’s love for us!

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I wrote this tonight while meditating on God's great love. My bible study tonight ended with Romans 8:38-39: "For I am convinced that neither life nor death, nor angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

I have always loved these two verses because if there is one thing I long for, it is security. Human security fails - relationships end, loved ones die, people move on - but God's love is completely, totally unfailing.

The other verses that came to mind while writing this were:

Hebrews 3:18 - "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."

Psalm 36:7 - "How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings."

All of Job 38 (God speaks of His creative acts.)

Daniel 2:20-21 - "Praise be to the name of God forever and ever: wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning."

Numbers 23:19 - "God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?"

Isaiah 40:28 - "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom."

John 10:27-29 - "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand."

Deuteronomy 31:6-8 - "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."

Dear friends, remember that God's love is not human love. It is not petty. It is not conditional. It does not depend on you "deserving" it. He does not revoke it when you screw up. His love for you endures through the world's messes, your worst moments, and even utter rejection. Scripture says that God does not want any to perish, but for all to come to salvation. Even if you reject Him, He still loves you. And when life is hard, or even downright unbearable, know that His love can never be taken from you. Nothing in all creation can separate you from His love. All you have to do is receive it!

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