Unfailing Love

Here at Eastridge, we’re reading through the Psalms alongside other books in our daily reading plan. I’ve read through the Psalms I don’t know how many times before, and one phrase stand out every time I see it in the Psalms: “unfailing love.” The phrase appears 32 times in the Bible in the New International Version according to YouVersion; 26 of those instances are in the Psalms.

Here are some examples:

The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 33:5

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 13:5

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.

Psalm 32:10

How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 36:7

I’ve loved that phrase for years, because it encapsulates God’s love in the best way I’ve ever heard it. Unfailing love is something I am always grateful for. I let people down from time to time, no matter how much I love them, and even the people who love me the most disappoint me sometimes. But God’s love never fails. (That’s the whole point of my favorite worship song…hear and see it here…)

Isn’t it a humbling, encouraging thing to know that the love we need the most is the perfect, complete love that never lets us down? Isn’t it wonderful to know that God loves us with an unfailing love?