“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.” (Ps 107:1) The psalmist speaks of the steadfast love of God. In Hebrew, the word means “an eager and ardent desire” and refers to the fact that God’s love never gives up.
The thing that finally gets to us, breaks the back of our rebellion, and sets us free from our emotional hang-ups is the unqualified love of God, which never lets us go. Why does He love us? Because it pleases Him. “Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.” (Ps 115:3)
Many people are going through a difficult situation. Many are wandering, restless, hostile, or bitter. They are held prisoner by some attitude, outlook, or habit. Or they are sick, neurotic, emotionally upset. Perhaps some are fearful, troubled by a crisis into which they have come. This may be your situation.
Stop and think about how God loves you, how He is deeply concerned about you and will meet you right where you are and take you just as you are. His love does not change a bit whether you are a failure or a success. It does not make any difference to Him how you appear in the eyes of others. God loves you; He is concerned about you and has already given you all that He can give in Jesus Christ. Begin to rejoice in that fact. You will find that love will set you free so that you can act upon the power and liberty God gives.
From the song “One Thing Remains”:
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant through the trial and the change
One thing remains
This one thing remains
It never runs out on me
Father, how wonderful to see that Your unqualified love is designed for every situation in which I might find myself. I ask You to set me free by love that I might sing this wonderful song of deliverance, and that I may share Your love with others as Your ambassador. Lord, open the eyes of my heart may be enlightened, so that I will know what is the hope of Your calling, what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints. In the precious name of Jesus, amen.