“For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:5 NIV).
One of the reasons (just one) we should arise in the morning thanking God for His love is because His love endures (remains steadfast, in spite of us) no matter what we do.
Every once in a while, we forget–our forgetfulness can be seen in how we treat others–just how much God loves us. We forget about His love when we callously ignore the needs of the poor and the vulnerable. We forget about His love when we don’t know how to love others or refuse to love them. We forget about His love when we forget our roles as parents, ignoring the needs of our children. We forget about His love when we don’t treat others as we want to be treated. We forget, but He does not–He continues to love us and forgive us when we confess our sins.
Sometimes, we seek relationships with others in marriage and the love we thought was there, did not endure the transitional period of adjustment–to each other. The tiny challenges became major conflicts and since neither party wants to admit fault, the relationship ends—does not endure, cannot handle the difficult times. Thankfully, there is no transitional adjustment time for us with God–at least on His part–He knows everything about us and loves us just the same, even when we cannot admit to being at fault. Can we ever love like Him?
Father, help us to love like You love–with endurance and determination to stay the course. Help us to look beyond the shortcomings of others like You look beyond ours. Help us to see us as You see us, lovable–no matter what. Help us to stay focused on You, learning to be more like You each and every day, loving You the way You love us. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!