The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
A few days ago, I wrote about God’s steadfast love using Genesis 9:13.
Today, the Bible Verses from Lamentations 3, written by Jeremiah the Prophet, also speak of God’s steadfast love.
If I think back to my life over the years, I know it is God’s steadfast love that kept me anchored and strong in Him.
His love never changes from day to day. He is always faithful. God’s mercies (tenderness, forgiveness, gentleness, blessing and favour) are new every day!
When you know a love like that, God becomes your portion. He becomes your everything. And we do HOPE in Him.
We all need love, and we all need hope. God gives us everything we need.
As Christians we learn to wait on God and seek Him with our entire soul, because of His steadfast love.
God’s steadfast love helps us to love others better because of His love radiating in us. I wrote about that the other day.
As I reflect on my husband’s and my anniversary just a few weeks ago, I am thankful I learned about God’s steadfast love. That is because when I was a baby Christian, I had much to learn about God’s love and how to love others with His love.
If it were not for God’s love, teaching me how to love, and teaching my husband how to love, I don’t think we would have been blessed to reach our 38 year milestone in marriage. And I’d be bold enough to say that is why I believe there are so many marriages that fall apart. Unless we learn to love for better, or for worse, through sickness and in health, in riches and in poverty, with God’s help and grace, our lives and our marriages will fall apart.
This principle to love others with God’s love extends to our relationships with all others too.
As we learn of God’s steadfast love and mercies, we want to extend that love and mercy to others. None of us will do that perfectly. We will all need to go to God and cry out for His mercy to help us love with His mercy and His love ruling us. We will fail time and time again, but as we grow in our relationship with God, we will grow in our desire to love others well.
God’s Word even teaches that we can love our enemies. That, however, will take a huge amount of prayer and seeking God’s help. That does not come naturally for many of us at all!
In conclusion, I would like to say that God’s love has taught me so much. What about you?
Where would you be today if you did not learn about God’s love for you?
When all else around you is crumbling, you can stand up straight and love boldly with a steadfast love that never fails, living on the inside of you and empowering you on the outside!
I remember the young bride I was, so interested in all that revolved around me, myself, and I.
How thankful I am that God changed my heart and taught me to love with His love, and to care about others around me instead of just me.
Life is better this way.
If you don’t know God’s love, I invite you to ask Him into your heart, to repent of your sin, and seek His love to lead you forward from this day on.
You will never regret doing that.
When you live for God, your life becomes steadfast, you can extend mercy to those who don’t deserve it, and you will have hope for all eternity.
What’s not to love about that?
The photo below was taken in 1985 at The Diamond Falls in St. Lucia on our Honeymoon. We where young and niave and had yet to learn much about how to love with God’s love leading us.
The photo at the very top is taken in 2023 at precisely the same location (The Diamond Falls in St. Lucia) on our 38th Anniversary. By now thankfully we have learned much about how to love with God’s love helping us to be merciful, forgiving, kind and loving. We are far, far, from perfect but our love for each other is mature and our goal is to exemplify God’s love to each other and to others we meet.
May God’s love lead you to do the same in life.
With Christian Love (not perfect but aiming for perfection…)