Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thankful Thursday

"For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds."

Psalm 57:10


I have to admit that I have been in a bit of a pit lately. A pit of self-pity, self-condemnation and just general unhappiness with myself. It's very hard to be disappointed in yourself - to know that you can and should be doing things differently, yet aren't - and to still be happy.

But today I am so thankful for the promise that God is unchanging. He loves me regardless of my failings. Regardless of my own feelings, God's view of me doesn't change.

I am the same Lori for whom He allowed Christ to die. The same Lori He rescued from the pit where I was wallowing in sin. The same Lori who He accepted, not because of anything worthy in or of myself, but because of the covering blood of Christ.

And yes, I fail. Daily I fail.

But God still loves me. I'm so thankful that He doesn't sit back and wait for me to impress Him with my holiness. I'm thankful that His love for me is not based on anything I do or don't do. I'm thankful that even when in my own eyes I'm a miserable failure, to God I am a beautiful daughter, washed clean and all prettied up through Christ.

Thank you, God, for your unfailing love.

17 comments:

snippets said...

this is beautiful ...
yes, God loves us unconditionally; so amazing! :)

Denise said...

God loves you beyond measure beautiful one.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Yes, it's an amazing love the Father has for us ... for you.

Dana said...

Very sweet....and a great reminder of God's unfailing love.

lori said...

'washed clean and prettied up..' I love that!
from one Lori to another...your honesty touched me this morning...
He is unfailing, even when we are in that pit!
peace, and thank you for sharing your heart and your list.
lori

ValleyGirl said...

AMEN.

Laurel Wreath said...

I praise God he takes us whatever attitude or feelings we are going through. I can not tell you how many times I have sat down for my quiet time and I have said, "Ok Lord now what, I have a bad attitude but I am here." He always blesses me and mets me right where I am. But why am I amazed everytime?

Praise God. May he give you peace and comfort the remaind week.

UKZoe said...

Amen Amen Amen

My Ice Cream Diary said...

This makes me think of something I've often noted. We are told to become as a little child, I think this is becasue children love the way our Father in heaven loves. I've always been thankful for how often my children forgive me and for how often my Savior has forgiven me. I hope that I am that forgiveing with others.

Kathleen Marie said...

Take a good look in the mirror. See that beautiful woman in there? That is you...the one He loves. You are precious!

Priscilla said...

God's love is amazing...

Elisa @ Extravagant Grace said...

Oh, Lori, so many of us fall into this pit. You are not alone! That is why I've been writing a devotional series at my blog to help us each keep our thoughts and emotions captive before the Lord. Keep on turning to Jesus and His word!

Leeann said...

Lori,

I have actually never really thought of God's love like that. Thank for so much for this post.

Leeann

Ann said...

Yes, thanks that God loves us just the way we are and we can't earn it.

Annabelle said...

God is always faithful! He loves each of us so much!

Nise' said...

Amen that He loves us inspite of ourselves! How awesome it is that when we cry out to Him, He not only hears us but comes to our aid!

Lynn said...

Lori, You have no idea how I understand this. Thank you... So much.

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