WARNING - Work in Progress

WARNING - Work in Progress
WARNING - Work in Progress

Thursday, April 12, 2018

His Unfailing Love – 4/15/2018


Psalm 13
How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
    and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.

As I get older I feel like the time is flying by (there just aren’t enough hours in the month!) however there have been times when the seconds seem like they take forever to tick by.  As a kid on Christmas Eve night waiting for the morning to come is one such time or when waiting for dad to get home from work when your mother has promised you his wrath is another.  I also remember sitting in detention at school watching the second hand of the clock roll around and feeling like the hour would never end.

In Psalm 13 David knew this feeling well as he was waiting on God to show-up in the midst of his life.  David was agonizing and wrestling in his soul and desperately wanting God to make an appearance and to get him through his inner turmoil.  

Do you too know the feeling of agonizing while the time seems to sit still and praying that God will come to the rescue?  I think everyone does.  Notice then what David writes in verse 5, “But I trust in your unfailing love…”  His unfailing love: most of us non-jews are ignorant to the depth and richness of God’s unfailing love.

In His unfailing love God rescued Abraham’s children from their slavery in Egypt and to them a land that wasn’t their own, in His unfailing love God taught the Israelite’s how to live and be a blessing to the nations, and in His unfailing love, when they messed it all up and repeatedly turned toward other gods He provided to them the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, to die on the Cross for them and redeem the children of Abraham anyway.

Today, we too can trust in God’s unfailing love for us as we too hold onto the promise of Abraham that we might be a blessing to the world.

Romans 9:8
… it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.

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