Psalm 71: Never Forsaken

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I have no concrete reason to wonder; no point in the past I can point to as evidence for my suspicion. There really is no reason for me to think He stepped out somewhere along the way. Still, the thought of abandonment pops into my heart and head every once and awhile.

People do it all the time … check out, walk out, give up, move on, disown, discard, divorce. It’s hard to shake the idea that God will eventually get fed up with me, my flaws and my failures.

I would grow hopeless were it not for the gospel; good news that God’s love for me isn’t a reward for acceptable performance, but rather an unconditional gift to meet my greatest need (Ephesians 2:8-9). God obligated Himself to redeem and restore wholly apart from my behavior (Romans 5:8).

The truth is, God made a promise that silences my suspicion. “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) Though His word should be enough, He went so far as to forsake His only Son on my behalf (and yours) as an irrevocable assurance of his steadfast love.

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:21–23)

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