"...the joy of the LORD is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV) has been a real key verse these past two weeks, it's become a bit of a mantra almost! So this evening I decided to start reading Nehemiah and there in v5 was "steadfast love" AGAIN. I keep reading it, no matter where I turn in my journaling Bible I read "steadfast love" - so I looked up the definition of "steadfast" and as I read the definition I felt like I'd been bowled over with a massive hug from God!
Those synonyms... A wonderful reminder of God's unfailing love. Forever and a day His love is unwavering. No matter what is going on around you, God loves you. No matter what you do (or don't do), God loves you. Even if everyone else, that you thought loved you, has hurt you or let you down - He never will. God's love is never ending and never changing. You cannot make him love you any more, or any less - the same steadfast love of yesterday is here today and will be there for you tomorrow.
195! If you search "steadfast love" on Biblegateway (in the ESV) there are 195 results. Why not go and read some of them as a reminder of how much God loves you!