No yo-yo love

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’”

Jeremiah 33:14-16

It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that God’s love and concern for us rise and fall according to how well we are doing in living the Christian life.

After all, we ourselves frequently give and withdraw our love from others depending on whether they are living in a way that is pleasing to us.

Thankfully, even though we are marked by inconsistency, God is marked by consistency.

Jesus is the righteous Branch who offers us His righteousness so that we never have to fear being rejected by God.

Because of this we can bring our failures and faithlessness to God, knowing that Jesus will never turn His back on us.

Each day we can bring our repentance and know He will receive it. We can count on God to give us a fresh start because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We all need that fresh start each day and if we go to Him asking for it, He will be faithful to give it to us.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, I thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that Your faithfulness is great. Give me grace to repent today of those things which are displeasing to You, counting on the fact that You will never leave me nor forsake me even when I fail to walk in Your ways…Amen.

4 thoughts on “No yo-yo love

  1. Oooo come and taste how good the lord is . Our God is faithful. Stay blessed my dear Rev’d fr. May the lord bless you all the days of your life. Amen

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  2. A NEW SHEET,
    He came to my desk with a quivering lip,
    the lesson was done.
    “Have you a new sheet for me, dear teacher?
    I’ve spoiled this one.”
    I took his sheet, all soiled and blotted
    and gave him a new one all unspotted.
    And into his tired heart I cried,
    “Do better now, my child.”

    A NEW DAY,
    I went/came to the throne with a trembling heart;
    the day was done.
    “Have you a new day for me, dear Master?
    I’ve spoiled this one.”
    He took my day, all soiled and blotted
    and gave me a new one all unspotted.
    And into my tired heart he cried,
    “Do better now, my child.”

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