Steadfast is Your Love

Jesus said that if we follow him, that we will be hated as he was hated, and that they will treat us the same way as they treated him. We are taught in scripture that we can expect to be persecuted, too, for righteousness’ sake, and that we are blessed when people revile us and say all manner of evil against us falsely, for the Lord’s sake. We, too, should rejoice that we are counted worthy to share in the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings, because of our faith in him and our testimonies for him and for his gospel.

Yet, when we go through these troubled times, we need wisdom from above regarding how to respond to our trials and persecutions, and to our persecutors. As well, we need for the Lord to teach us his ways, and to lead us in his truth, and to mature us, strengthen us, and to counsel us in what is right, through our difficult circumstances, so that they don’t undo us. And, we need to learn patience, to wait on the Lord, to trust him with our situations, and to not give way to fear, for his love for us is unwavering.

Steadfast is Your Love
An Original Work / February 26, 2018

Based off Psalm 25

O my God, I trust in You.
Help me to know Your ways.
Give me understanding, Lord.
Guide my thoughts each day.

Enemies pursue me, Lord.
They have no fear of You.
Lies, betrayal, traitorous;
Haters, vicious, too.

Steadfast is Your love, O Lord.
Lead me in what is right.
Turn to me, be gracious, Lord.
Ponder now my plight.

O my God, deliver me!
I take refuge in You.
May Your grace preserve me, Lord,
For I wait for You.

 

2 thoughts on “Steadfast is Your Love

  1. I love all the Psalms. It is as if the writer understands my thoughts. And since it was inspired by the Holy Spirit I guess he does.Times of trouble are sure to come but the Lord will our comfort and avenge our aching hearts. Our souls will again praise his name-as the writer always shared. Thank you for writing this. It speaks to the inward part of my heart.

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    • Glory to God! Thank you so much, Beehopper, for sharing these truths with me. I, too, love the psalms. The psalms do express our thoughts, our emotions, our fears, our doubts, our questions, etc. They also call out to God in agony when the things in our lives are all wrong, or when enemies are fiercely attacking. And, they encourage us to find our hope and our healing and our refuge in God alone and not in our own resources or in human flesh.

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