I have no idea how many times that I've read this verse. Probably a lot.
But this weekend, I read it with new appreciation. This weekend, it really hit me.
Even when I am unfaithful, God remains faithful to me.
Even a midst my lack of trust, my rebellion, my doubt. God is faithful through it all. As I'm fighting Him and running away, He is chasing after me with His love. Because He knows that His love is all I need.
He can only be Himself. He simply cannot deny who He is.
And who is that exactly?
The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
Psalm 103: 8
He does not punish us for all our sins;
He does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the Earth.
Psalm 103: 10-11
The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.
Psalm 103: 13
Where is another God like you,
who pardons the guilt of the remnant,
overlooking the sins of His special people?
You will not stay angry with your people forever,
because you delight in showing unfailing love.
Micah 7: 18
Our God is a wonderful, loving and patient God. And I am extremely thankful that His love cannot be earned, nor lost.
He simply is who He is, no matter who I am.