Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | June 27, 2017

What Kind of Love Is This?

“’For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,’ says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:10 (NLT)
 

Faithful. Steadfast (ESV). Unfailing (NIV). These are the words the Bible uses to describe the love God has for us, the love God promises will never end. How can we know what those words even mean?

“BFFs—Best Friends Forever,” we declare to our childhood friend … until she moves away or finds another, better best friend. A father promises his unending love for his daughter … until he abandons the family. A boyfriend proclaims his eternal love … until he becomes bored and rejects his girlfriend. A husband vows his love and devotion to his new bride … until the relationship becomes more work than he anticipated.

With so much rejection and disillusionment, how can we understand God’s faithful, steadfast, unfailing love for us? He stirs it into our very souls. He causes our hearts to hunger for it. He creates a need for love in us that can only be met with His perfect, unconditional love. We may have been let down in our search for love in the past, but God is the only One whose covenant with us will never be broken as our key verse declares.

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38 (NLT) His love is constant. His love is dependable.
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.” Ephesians 3:18 (NLT) His love is boundless.

“For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:17 (NLT) God has proved His perfect love for us through the sacrifice of His own Son for our salvation.

“See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is who we are!” 1 John 3:1a (NLT) God has adopted us as His own. He chooses us again and again.

Let’s embrace the Lord’s love for us—a love defined by God’s Word, not by our emotions or past experiences.

“Thank You, Lord, that no matter what today may bring, Your love for us is faithful, steadfast, unfailing. We choose to rest in the certainty of Your unbroken covenant with us.”

For His Glory

Tammy Randlett (http://staletoast.com)
TRBC Women’s Life

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