God's Love is Unfailing

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

“Who wrote the book of love?” asked The Monotones over 50 years ago. And while we’re still asking why relationships seem to be so complicated, we do have answers to a different kind of book of love.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8)

God is love. Love never fails. So God never fails. And His love never fails.

Why, then, did I get an Amber Alert on my phone just before 2 a.m. this morning?

Why, then, did a servant-hearted brother-in-Christ pass away unexpectedly Sunday?

Why, then, do millions perish apart from Christ?

It sure looks like failure. It sure looks like God’s love just isn’t strong enough.

You know why God’s love never fails? It’s because He never fails to lovingly keep all His promises. And He didn’t fail to lovingly give all those promises in the first place.

We weren’t promised an end to injustice in this life. But we were promised a mighty Rock of refuge in the midst of crashing waves (Psalm 18:2). And we were promised new heavens and a new earth that will submit to the loving, perfect justice of the Lamb who was slain (Revelation 21).

We weren’t promised every happiness and ease and health in this life (John 16:33). But we were promised a Comforter to pass through the fire with us (John 14:16, Isaiah 43:2). And we were promised perfect healing and joy in eternity in the presence of our Savior (Revelation 21).

We weren’t promised that everyone would be saved. But we were promised a Savior who made a way for everyone (Romans 10:13, John 3:16). And we were promised a patient God who desires that none would perish (2 Peter 3:9).

It grieves my heart that children are abducted, that loved ones die, that souls go to hell. But it grieves the heart of my God even more (Isaiah 53).

I don’t know why my all-powerful God does not intervene in these situations. I wish He would. Yet we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). When I see what Christ did on the cross for me, I cannot doubt the perfect, unfailing power of God’s love. I will cling to the cross as I trust and obey, knowing that Almighty God died for me.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.

1 comments:

  1. I do wait for the day when we will meet Him face to face and perhaps understand why things happen the way they do. I believe His ways are higher and better, but as I am here on earth, I sure do not always understand them either. His words never fail though and His love has certainly never failed me yet!

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