Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the LORD.
Ah … isn’t that just what all of us want — an unfailing love?
A few months ago, I followed a debate on atheism vs. belief, and I wondered what life is like for those who do not believe there is a God. What happens when pain and sadness come? How do they confront thoughts about their own demise? If God were not, would not the good things in life – beauty and joy and love – seem terribly and sadly shallow? What in the world (literally) can unbelievers depend on? What and Who can they trust?
But those who trust in the LORD, the children of God, are surrounded by unfailing love. How that changes our view of life! How that changes the way we deal with everything that happens to us on our journeys! And it’s not a love that depends on our being “good enough”. It is simply that God loves us. Unfailingly. Unconditionally.
Always. There will never be anyone here on earth who is able to give you that kind of love.
You may not always like what God is doing in your life. Or, maybe, you have wondered why God does not do something you’ve begged Him to do, but He’s assured us that He works for our good in everything. Can we hang on to that promise from our Father?
Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.
Scripture: Psalm 32:10, 33:22 (NLT)