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Steadfast Love

Psalms contains about 100 references to God’s steadfast love. In Psalm 136 alone it appears 26 times, once in each verse. We quickly start to see God’s steadfast love is the reason for our hope.

“It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
for his steadfast love endures for ever;
and rescued us from our foes,
for his steadfast love endures for ever;
he who gives food to all flesh,
for his steadfast love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:23-25)

The psalmists praised God for His unceasing, unchanging love and called upon it over and over again. When they were oppressed by enemies, heartbroken, stumbling, poor and hungry, they remembered and rejoiced in His love for them. We can have hope for our lives now and our eternal lives in the future because whatever happens, God loves us more than we can comprehend. He will always protect us and provide for us.

Not long ago, I went through Psalms and underlined every mention of “steadfast love” I found. When I am sad and lonely, when I feel like the world is against me, I flip through Psalms and I know what I’m feeling is not unique. I know that thousands of years ago people endured trials, temptations and oppressions, too, often much worse than anything I struggle with today. I can see how they responded with total trust in God, and how, in turn, God did not let them down.

Psalm 33:18-19 sums it up this way, “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.” Today, let Psalms refresh you as you read over and over of God’s infinite love for us (both in size and time). Let’s thank God for a hope that can be secure in His love.

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