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“Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.” – Psalm 36:5

The unfailing love of The LORD is overwhelming. It is beyond description. If you follow Him, and read His Word, this resonates with you. If you’re like me, you’ve shared this; you might have even taught it to others…we know it to be true of God.

But, we struggle to fully receive it. Yes, I receive the blood of Christ, as covering for my sins. I can accept that, and trust Him with my eternal future. It is another matter though, to completely receive the inexhaustible, undeniable, faithful and unfailing love of my Heavenly Father.

It’s hard to believe He loves me, without conditions. Am I right?

Yet, He has affirmed His great love for us over and over again in His Word.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.” – John 3:16-17

 “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom He has given us.” – Romans 5:5

 “the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.” – John 15:13

 “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is.” – Ephesians 3:18

We place rules and regulations on God’s unfailing love. Unfailing is His characteristic, not ours.

Why do we fight to receive His love – as the gift it is? To know, without hesitation, we are His, and we are dearly loved?

You might think it isn’t an issue for you. But, if fear, worry, anger and frustration creep in more than you care to admit, would you consider God’s love has not fully been received?

Afraid of disappointing God, or not measuring up to self-imposed standards, we strive to prove our worth. Too often, we forget our standing and try to earn a position with our loving Father that has already been granted to us.

“Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault.” – Colossians 1:22

Our position with the Heavenly Father is secure. His indescribably great love for us is guaranteed. We can trust Him. We’re no longer enemies, but we’re at peace with Him (Colossians 1:19-21), which opens the door for us to be at peace with others.

When we receive God’s love and grace, we can give it. The more we receive His love, the more freedom we will have to love others like we are loved. His unfailing love is a gift. It’s for you and me. Receive it…all of it.

“Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of The LORD forever.” – Psalm 23:6

 

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