May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. – (Psalm 33:22, NIV)
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. – (Psalm 33:22, ESV)
Let your love and steadfast kindness overshadow us continually, for we trust and we wait upon you! – (Psalm 33:22, TPT)
God’s love and kindness are demonstrated to us, over and over again. He knows our needs and the desires of our hearts, and blesses us in ways that fill us where we feel depleted. This weekend, my husband needed time with his brother. It has been a blessing to gather, as time together is a joy and a much needed change of scenery. With all that is going on in the world, hope rises up when we are able to take inventory of our blessings. In all things, God is with us and shows us His love and kindness. May we ever look to the Lord and His steadfast love, and place our hope in Him.
The love of the Lord,
Is steadfast and true;
In Him, hope shall rise,
Each day, it’s made new.
For by His great love,
He shows us His grace;
And blesses our hearts,
As Him we embrace.
With each brand new day,
May we give Him praise;
For love and nearness,
Our hope for always.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your unfailing love is with us always, and that we can ever trust in You. Thank You that You bless us and pour out Your kindness upon us, renewing our hope in You. Forgive us for our frustrations and fears that are founded in what we see, rather than trusting that You are with us, holding us up in Your hands. Teach us to trust You more, for You are our hope. Show us how to love one another with Your kindness and unfailing love. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we hope in You and praise You for who You are and how You love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6