Monday, November 23, 2020

Your Goodness & Unfailing Love

 By: Joanne Viola

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life …”
(Psalm 23:6, NLT)

 As we look all around, we see hard times hitting so many – illness, unemployment, bills falling behind, isolation, and loneliness. Yet the psalmist reminds us, beckons us to say boldly of the Lord, “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life!”

How can we say this with confidence?

When we know our Shepherd intimately, we know with assurance His heart towards us, His sheep. We know He is the One who holds our future and nothing can touch us apart from His permission.

We recall and declare:And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28, NLT)

As we look back over other times of difficulties, we remember there has not been a problem, nor any circumstance, where He did not cause eventual good to come out of the pain. Hindsight always reveals His hand at work and in complete control.

It simply comes down to one simple statement most of us learned as children: “Jesus loves me, this I know.”

I love the picture the psalmist has portrayed through the use of his words. God’s goodness and unfailing love pursues us all the days of our lives. This should impress upon us that He pursues or follows us with intention, and that intent is to overtake us. In Jesus’ own words: 

My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
(John 10:10b, NLT)

As we walk in and experience the goodness and unfailing love of our Shepherd, may we also share His goodness, His unfailing love, and His many blessings with those around us.

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”
(Proverbs 11:25, NLT)

And may we ever give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and unfailing love towards us!

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever."
(Psalm 136:1, NLT)

 

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4 comments:

  1. His faithful love endures forever. Amen.

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    1. It is amazing to me what a powerful and comforting statement that truly is! Blessings!

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  2. Sometimes it's hard to understand how some things can be used for good in our lives. But remembering His goodness and love reminds us that He won't allow anything that won't be used for good.

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    1. Many times it is in hindsight that we are able to see the good which He brought from a circumstance. We so need to remember that His goodness and unfailing love surely will pursue us, all of our days. Blessings!

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