God's Faithful Endurance
Endurance; a short definition, “to remain” (Webster)
Let’s look at God’s endurance. Timothy puts it this way, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13). This truth is freeing. It’s His endurance that sustains. We lack. We cannot. We exaggerate. We make messes.
He creates, out of nothing. He heals. He rescues. He saves, again and again, without condition.
Father, You remain. It’s who You are. It’s Your nature. Our relationship with You is secured by Your endurance. Not our endurance. Not our anything, because our everything is not enough. It’s all wrapped up securely in Your character—Your attributes. You pick up the gross slack in us and still desire a relationship with us. Because of You, Father, I remain.
I’ve asked before, “What do You see in me, Abba, to want to love me?”...but that’s the wrong question. You see nothing in me because it’s not about me; it’s all You! Because of who You are, You love. You love me. You fill in my lack with more of You. You rescue me again. You sanctify me, heal me, and are with me. Because of who You are.
You can’t deny Yourself. And I only benefit from this truth. What a Savior. What a Friend. What a Mighty God we serve and love and live in relationship with.
All I can say is thank you. All I can do is trust and obey to show my fragile love for you. All I can do is be with You.
And when I can’t even do that, You hold me in Your arms. Thank You.
Father, today, would you remind us of this enduring, unconditional, never-ending love that You have for us? And by Your Spirit, please help us to receive.
Verses to Think on:
“Who shall separate us from the love of God? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?...No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
“But You remain the same, and Your years will never end.” Psalm 102:27