Scripture Reading: Psalm 36:5-10
“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life, in Your light do we see light.” (Psalm 36:7-9)
I need to be reminded again and again of the steadfast love of God. It is amazing to think how much He loves me — “See what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called the children of God; and so we are” (I John 3:1). Our heavenly Father loves us with an everlasting love — “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I continued My faithfulness to you” (Jeremiah 31:3). Because God loves us so much, He will always be faithful to us, even when we are not faithful to Him — “If we are faithless, He remains faithful — for He cannot deny Himself” (II Timothy 2:13).
God’s steadfast and faithful love provide refuge for us — “The children of mankind find refuge in the shadow or Your wings.” During our times of difficulty and trial, we can find refuge and comfort in our Lord. He shelters us during the storms of life when we flee to Him. We can find safety, rest and hope in the shadow of His wings. We are secure for we are under His loving care and protection.
Because God loves us so much, He will provide what we need — “They feast on the abundance of Your house and You give them drink from the river of Your delights.” He promises to provide for our physical needs; but even more importantly He provides for our spiritual needs. God lavishes His grace upon us. He abundantly supplies strength and wisdom. He feeds our souls from His abundance of goodness. We are able to drink from the river of His delights. God delights in us — “For the Lord delights in His people” (Psalm 149:4a). When we drink from the river of His delights, we find incredible peace and joy. We learn to be content with the gracious provisions of the Lord.
Because God loves us so much and is always faithful to us, He enables us to experience His life in us — “for with You is the fountain of life.” He is the source of all life. He gave us spiritual life when we were born again. He gives us fullness of life when we trust Him. He gives us eternal life for He has promised that we will be with Him forever.
Sometimes we may feel that we are stumbling in the dark. We forget that God gives us His light to guide us — “In Your light do we see light.” God is light — “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (I John 1:5). During these difficult times, God’s light will guide us; it will show us the way.
Remember how precious God’s steadfast love is. Don’t forget His faithfulness and His provisions for us. Feast on the abundance of His house and drink from the river of His delights. Take refuge in the shadow of His wings. “How precious is Your steadfast love, O God!”
Lord Jesus, how precious is Your steadfast love. You are my place of refuge. You lavish Your love and grace upon me. You are the very essence and source of life. During my times of doubt, remind me of Your faithfulness. During my anxious moments, remind me that You are my refuge. When I lack direction, remind me that in Your light I will see light. Let me feast on the abundance of Your house, and let me drink from the river of Your delights. When I do, I find joy inexpressible and a peace that passes all comprehension.
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