Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thankful


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. 

10 comments:

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

There is seldom a time when I talk to God that I don't thank Him for His faithfulness to me despite the times when I am unfaithful to Him. It truly amazes me how His faithfulness to me is NOT conditional on anything I can do. Love these scriptures! :)

Evelien said...

<3

Hilda said...

it is difficult to learn to trust in Him. I'm trying too. I'm trying not to get nervous for my appointment this Thrusday. I am living it all in God's hands and wait to see how it goes.

I love that picture! do you jog there? It's beautiful!

Heather Leigh said...

I'm so glad we serve a God who's faithful!!

Amy said...

@Hilda, yes! That's the bike path by my house, one of the places that I run :) It's beautiful! I'll be praying for your appointment! Let me know how it goes.

Kiki said...

Amen! Isn't such a great mental picture to think that our God wants us and loves us so badly that He will chase after us? Such a great comfort, too! :)

katie_shannon said...

Yes!! Such a beautiful reminder of Him...He's just good. And love. And grace.

Hilda said...

@Amy oh wow, how fortunate!! :) Aw thank you, I can use all the prayers I can get. I'll let you know how it went. :D

Julie said...

Amen amen! The Lord is faithful and good ALL the time! Love that you used so many verses to express God's attributes here. Lovely reminder for my day that our God is constant even when we're not. Thanks girlie! :)

Melissa Jo said...

As I'm reading this "It is Well" is playing on my pandora and I can't help but tear up. I am SO luck to have a friend like with you with a heart so purely intent on pleasing the Lord. "He simply is who He is, no matter who I am."<< AMEN!!!!!