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 NLT
A few mornings ago, I heard “persistent grace”. I knew the Lord wanted to encourage and strengthen us. He often does that by reminding us of who he is for us.
God’s love is never too tired, too busy or too impatient. Remember he will never leave us nor forsake us, even when we run from him or do not feel his presence with us. Instead, his love chases us down and overwhelms us with his kindness, gentleness and truth. Living in his presence, his house, we find all we need.
He catches us when we fall, comforts us when we hurt, and encourages us when we fail. And he is closer than our very breath. So, if you feel weary today, finding nothing in your week to really look forward to, stop running, turn, and let our God’s persistent grace pour over you, fill you with strength and hope, and receive his joy! See the coming light, imagine the new life just waiting around the corner, and praise him!
Dear friend, be blessed as you refuse to be overwhelmed with life, others expectations, or your own discouragement. Whisper, “I receive your persistent grace, Lord!” And expect another glorious day, custom ordered by Jesus, the lover of your soul. He died to give you his abundant life and joy. He will not stop pursuing you. Amen.
Mary Sumner ~ November 1, 2021