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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Learning That God’s Love Is Always with Me

In review of Psalm 23:6 it says, "Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever."

Bottom Line:
God you show goodness and unfailing love always. If we follow you, you will allow us to dwell in your house forever.

What this means to me:
Your goodness and unfailing love will be with me always in this life. As I follow you, I’m allowed to dwell in your house with you forever.

Yesterday in this same verse I explored knowing that God is working for my good. But in addition to goodness, God’s unfailing love also follows me in life.

David even says it pursues us! It’s much like a picture a parent following a little kid around and picking up after them. When I’m struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups, God comes right alongside me, helping to pick up my messes and telling me that his unfailing love is always there.

This means that, rather than entering the future with a question mark, I can do it with an exclamation point! God will be with me no matter what happens. He will help me out: “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6 NLT).

Goodness is the fact that God gives me good things in life that I don’t deserve. Mercy means God holds back the condemnation I really deserve.

I should keep in mind that:

God’s goodness will provide and protect.
God’s mercy (unfailing love) will pardon and forgive.
God’s goodness will supply.
God’s mercy will soothe.
God’s goodness will help.
God’s mercy and love will heal.
I can count on it!

With God goodness and love pursuing me each day of my life, it seems that whatever I did, I would not fail. I should really consider today what big dream God would really want me to accomplish.

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