“But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—“
Psalm 103:17 NIV
One of the most heartbreaking parts of my ministry is to seek to help someone whose parent or life partner has left them for another situation. Rejection by someone who is your parent or spouse can be one of the most painful experiences to endure. Emotional scars of this type can last a lifetime.
Those who have endured this form of rejection sometimes never fully recover from the trauma.
When another person close to them experiences similar circumstances the healed wound can reopen and they weep once more over their own situation as well as for their friend’s difficulties.
This is what makes God’s love and covenant of salvation so very wonderful. He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). This is His solemn promise and He is ever faithful to His word.
When the Lord comes into a person’s life it is on the basis of grace, undeserved favour. Thus He will never give up on us when we fall down in the snare of temptation. He lovingly picks us up, dusts us off and then puts us back on the path of obedience.
Perhaps the most wonderful demonstration of the Saviour’s undying love for His people is seen in the hours before and during His arrest. The disciples had been taught for over a year about His crucifixion that would soon take place. History’s greatest teacher did not get the prophecies effectively into the apostles’ heads. Though adequately warned, they did not see it coming.
Then there was the fight the night of the betrayal among the twelve concerning which one would be considered greatest. Next they all assured their Master they would go with Him to the death if necessary but when push came to shove they all forsook Him and fled. Peter vehemently denied his beloved Lord three times.
On it went as the disciples went from one self-made disaster to the next. Yet we read that having loved His own, Jesus loved them straight through to the end. (John 13:1)
Regardless of how you may have failed the Lord Jesus, return to the One Who loves you with an everlasting love. You left His side, He did not leave yours. He waits to be gracious. He longs for fellowship with you once more. His love never quits. Come back to Him, and come today.