85: Unfailing Love
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. (Psalm 130:5-7)
the Word of the Lord is our hope because His faithfulness is written in the past, present and future. The Bible is powerful and life-giving and there is absolutely nowhere we will rely our hope except in the promises of God. Yes, the love of the Lord is unfailing even if there are moments when we seem not to hear from him or we may feel that He is distant. the feeling of sorrow that never heals, our hearts in turmoil. yet we have to come back to His Word every time. even if we don’t have the words left to pray. even if everything seems hopeless.
wait for the Lord even if we don’t understand. wait for the Lord when we are tempted to give up. wait for the Lord and come to Him and be in awe of His creation. wait for the Lord and praise His Name. wait for the Lord because in Him our wait is not in vain. His unfailing love will uplift us even if we think we don’t deserve His grace.
Come to Jesus.
painting inspired by the photo of Maya at Gili Islands, Indonesia