“But I will trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been good to me.”
I did a word search on ‘unfailing’ and it led to the following list:
- incapable of error
- incapable of being used up, wearied or worn out
- not yielding in determination
- not weakening in vigor or pace
- firm steadfast resolution or faithfulness
This is the kind of love God has for us.
Verses one through four of Psalm 13 are not warm and fuzzy. It’s a crying out from David’s heart that summed up my entire being this time last year. Even when we are living life on earth where trials and hardships and gut wrenching scenarios play out second by second, God’s love is still unfailing. It’s difficult to comprehend. People ask the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” all the time. It’s called post-Garden life but it does not change God’s love for us.
In college I read “Bruchko”, an account about a 19 year old missionary named Bruce Olson who went to share God’s love with an unreached people group deep in the jungle of South America. He did not know their language but did observe that their lives and dwellings depended on the trees. They slept in hammocks up off the ground that were anchored into the sturdy trees. He finally made the analogy of God being the sturdy tree and the hammocks representing the people’s lives. The tribe had to tie their hammocks into the trees.
In light of the hammock story and Psalm 13, I had spent many years wanting God to do my will. I wanted Him to bless me and my ideas. I wanted the Tree to tie into my hammock. I had plans that seemed good to my thinking and limited world view. But as I have tied my hammock into God’s unfailing love, daily I am able to see His will and get glimpses of His design. No, I don’t see the whole picture. That’s not my job. But, the one absolute I do know is God’s love is unfailing when everything is smooth as silk and when it’s rougher than a category 5 hurricane. He does not lie, so I trust Him.
God’s love for you is unfailing.