“..his steadfast love endures forever,” Psalm 100:5
Have you ever looked up the definitions of steadfast and endures? I hadn’t before this morning and I’m sorry about that because these two words shine the light on God’s character in amazing ways. Here are a few words used to define steadfast: unwavering, firmly fixed, immovable. To endure means to remain firm even under suffering without giving up. So think about that for a moment, over and over and over again in scripture God’s love is described as steadfast and enduring forever. His love for you and me is unwavering, firmly fixed and immovable even when there is suffering involved. When we doubt God’s goodness, His love is steadfast. When we question God’s motives, His love is steadfast. When we get angry and turn away from God, His love is steadfast. When we flat out deny God, His love is steadfast. When we do the exact opposite of what God wants, His love is steadfast.
No matter what you’ve done wrong, no matter what you didn’t do that you should have, no matter anything you do at all ever…God’s love is steadfast and endures forever. His love suffers forever through any condition just so that He can have a relationship with you and me. I’m praying that we all fully grasp and swallow the magnitude of God’s love because there is a freedom in it that we all need.
Unwavering. Firmly fixed. Immovable. Forever. God’s never going to let go of you and He’s never going to stop loving you. Stop living in shame and fear and live in this amazing love of our amazing God.