Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Unfailing Love

Allie has been in and out of sleep since 4 this morning with a fever.  I think she's getting a tooth.  Needless to say, I've been in and out of sleep with her.  She is now up super early, right when I usually write my blogs. 

As a result, I'm reposting an old guest blog from way back written by my friend Erin.


Do you know the feeling?

You have a moment with one of your precious children when you realize – you’ve completely failed them.

At that moment, they don’t seem so precious –
they rip something out of their sibling’s hands;
they have an absolute melt down in front of an entire Target audience
… and your response is less than stellar.

Once you take a deep breath and reconcile with them, your heart is heavy knowing that you didn’t respond the way you should.

Fortunately for them, and for us, we have a Father whose love is unfailing.

InPsalm 33:20-22 we read:

We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.

The Psalmist says it another way in Psalm 6:4:

Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.

He is our hope, our help, and our shield.
It is him we can trust in, who delivers us and saves us.
His love is unfailing.

When you have that moment or moments during your day when you feel like you have failed, rest in the Lord. Wait “in hope” for Him because we trust that he is working out his plan in us, and also the plans he has for our kids.
Ephesians 1:4 & 18 confirm this.

v.4 (MSG)

Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ.


I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

Let’s point our kids to the only love that is unfailing.
Let's pray the following over our children today:

God, you are gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love. Thank you that in the moments we fail our children that Your love never fails. We pray that they would wait in hope for you, knowing it is You that is their help and shield. We pray that their hearts would rejoice because they trust in You. We pray that they would put their hope in You, their savior and deliverer.
Psalm 6:4; Psalm 33:20-22; Ephesians 1:4, 18

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