Monday Morning Encouragement -- Steadfast Love


"Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds." (Psalm 36:3)

I had a conversation with my brother last night about life and death. His oldest son, my nephew, is in the final weeks of his life. He is dying. Yet in the midst of this tragedy my brother and sister-in-law are firm in their belief that God is good, and that His love is eternal. That truth is what gives them hope. That truth is what gives their son hope. He knows the Lord Jesus personally, and is looking forward to an eternity in His presence. No more pain. Nor more suffering. God Himself will dry every tear.

When I recount the wonderful attributes of our great God, it is the knowledge of His steadfast love that stirs my heart. In a world where love is sorely lacking, it gives me great comfort to know that God's love is unwavering. What truly astounds me is that His love is so strong that it couldn't keep Jesus from completing His mission. Calvary couldn't sway Him. The cross couldn't defeat Him. His love for the sinners of the world drove Him to obedience, and to a horrid, unimaginable death. Tragic, to be sure, yet He is not in the grave. He won the victory! He has risen! He is alive and He is interceding on our behalf. Actively pursing us. Gathering us to Himself and filling us with His love. Hallelujah! What a Savior! Thank you, Jesus!!

Whatever comes our way today, whatever may rock our world, the love of God is ours to apprehend. If you don't know Jesus as your Savior, I urge you to choose today to give your life to Him. Make Him your Lord and begin the journey that will change your life for eternity. He loves you and gave His life to save you. As we see in Romans 5:8: "but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." That is steadfast love!

Today's music video Your Steadfast Love by Don Moen touches my heart, and I hope it will touch yours, as well.

I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.



  1. I am so sorry to hear about your nephew. May the God of all comfort hold each one of you close to His heart as you grieve.

  2. Thank you Nancy. Beautiful reminder and such a beautiful song. I pray for your nephew. In love......Marilyn

  3. As I pray for Jim and your family, I have tears but understand that sometimes healing happens when we take our last breath. It's not how we'd choose it, but as you pointed out, God loves us perfectly and He knows best. I greatly admire your brother and sister-in-law for their wonderful attitude having faced so much pain. May God give them perfect peace. Sometimes, Nancy, I feel so used to my life that it's hard to imagine what heaven will be like. Something we can't even imagine, so it is sometimes overwhelming to think about. I appreciate your reminder of God's steadfast love, and I know He's got all of this under control. That's a comfort!!

  4. I'm so sorry about the news of your nephew's suffering, and anticipated reunion with Jesus, and pray that the healing flow of the Lord's comfort would rest with all in your brother's grieving family! So thankful for the hope that we have in Jesus - that when we die, we have not died, but have become alive in Him. Oh what a thought! Oh what a hope! Blessed Assurance! Many blessings to you today dear friend :)

  5. I am sorry for your family as your nephew is losing his battle. I try to remember this life is not the end.

  6. So sorry Nancy to hear about your nephew. Isn't wonderful that he knows Jesus and will live in peace for eternity. While it is hard to say goodbye to a loved one it gives us peace to know we will see them again someday. Good message today.
    Hugs. Kris

  7. Dear Nancy, I'm praying for your family; how wonderful that your nephew is a believer. I know that, that brings much joy to all of your hearts. You know where he is going and that he will soon be in the presences of his Savior. "Oh, Happy Day!"
    It's always hard to say goodbye, but knowing what an adventure is waiting this young man is a blessing in deed. God bless you all.

  8. Amen for your words. I will be praying for your brother and your nephew and the rest of the family as Jesus draws him closer to home. I don't know what will happen in the near future as the middle east conflict grows even larger and far-reaching, but I do know that Jesus will be with those of us who love Him and have accepted His gift of life. Hallelujah!


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