U N F A I L I N G

Unfailing. This word came to mind last night as I laid in bed, and I quickly grabbed a notebook and drew some uneven,unbalanced letters together. My normal understanding of the word is "constant, never changing", but in that half-dream state I recognized for the first time the literal meaning staring at me: without fault. While I'm not known to be consistent, I know others that are. But none are without fault. None, except One. And I was struck by God's unfailing nature that neither leaves me NOR forsakes me. He literally does not fail. And I thought about writing, and the fear/insecurity/exhaustion that's overtaken me the past few months kept me from a post. And then this morning, I literally was woken up by one of my failings. My heart sunk, discouragement loomed. And I turned over and saw my doodle from last night, and laid face to face with the reality of God's ability to N O T  F A I L in stark contrast to my failures. And how that characteristic,unfailing, is so graciously attached to L O V E more often than not in scripture. Because I am loved with U N F A I L I N G  L O V E that my failings can't possibly ever match or reciprocate. When I don't proclaim it, it's still there- it does not fail. When I don't prioritize it, it's still there- it does not fail. When I feel failure, it's still there- it does not fail. God's love is unfailing, because God is unfailing. My lack of trust in that love makes it no less true or faithful. And maybe you, like me, need that reminder a little more boldly today, too. // Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. (‭Psalm‬ ‭130‬:‭7‬ NIV) Unfailing. This word came to mind last night as I laid in bed, and I quickly grabbed a notebook and drew some uneven,unbalanced letters together. My normal understanding of the word is "constant, never changing", but in that half-dream state I recognized for the first time the literal meaning staring at me: without fault. While I'm not known to be consistent, I know others that are. But none are without fault. None, except One. And I was struck by God's unfailing nature that neither leaves me NOR forsakes me. He literally does not fail. And I thought about writing, and the fear/insecurity/exhaustion that's overtaken me the past few months kept me from a post. And then this morning, I literally was woken up by one of my failings. My heart sunk, discouragement loomed. And I turned over and saw my doodle from last night, and laid face to face with the reality of God's ability to N O T  F A I L in stark contrast to my failures. And how that characteristic,unfailing, is so graciously attached to L O V E more often than not in scripture. Because I am loved with U N F A I L I N G  L O V E that my failings can't possibly ever match or reciprocate. When I don't proclaim it, it's still there- it does not fail. When I don't prioritize it, it's still there- it does not fail. When I feel failure, it's still there- it does not fail. God's love is unfailing, because God is unfailing. My lack of trust in that love makes it no less true or faithful. And maybe you, like me, need that reminder a little more boldly today, too. // Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. (‭Psalm‬ ‭130‬:‭7‬ NIV)