“Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” (Psalm 33:22)
Let’s begin by confirming the first part of this verse; that is that the love of the Lord is steadfast. Not only is this stated in the psalms but also in Lamentations. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lam. 3:22, 23) We recognize this verse because it is found in the lyrics of a popular church song.
Steadfastness is the quality of faithfulness. God is our rock, our fortress because He is steadfast. In Psalm 33 it is the love of God that is under consideration. God’s love is faithful, dependable, and a sure thing. This thought is also addressed in Psalm 100:5, “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
For the children of God, the amazing thing about His love is that it is upon them. This is the reason we can say that our hope is in God. He will not forsake us or let us down because of His constant, abiding love. The love of God never ceases, it never ends, it endures forever.
Our love may waver, and it often does but not God’s. We may stray but not God. We can’t count on each other, but we can count on God. People will let us down, betray us, deceive us, even leave us but not God, no not God and not ever.
Every day it is the same with God. We go to bed in His love, and we wake up in His love. New every day. However long we live, however many days that may be, God will start our day in love. While we sleep, He is loving us, and when we awake, He is loving us. Even when we are not too loveable by others, we are loveable by God.
Task for Today: Renew your hope in God. Bask in His steadfast love. Trust God as never before knowing that His love never ceases. Think about this: if there is a God then He is love, and His love is never failing.