HIS LOVE NEVER QUITS…

Psalms of Thanksgiving

God has a way, through His Holy Spirit, of speaking Truth into our hearts at just the right time to dissipate the fog of lies that we allow to encircle our minds and bring us down. When we focus on how His Word tells us to “Fix our thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” we find peace again. Our next psalm is a great exercise in remembering and praising God.

Never is a word we should never use. For we are mere humans. We go to extremes when we are terribly upset and gush out never phrases. If we do this often, we are deemed unreliable and unbelievable when we use the never word. “I will never let that happen” we cry out, for example, and then it does happen to prove we are not in control. “I will never love again”, we lament when someone breaks our heart, and then we do love again, deeper still.

However when God says I will ALWAYS be with you and I will NEVER let you down, we can trust Him to deliver. He IS the extreme One and Only whose love never quits. We can rely on “His love never quits” statement of Truth. The Psalmist (and God) wanted to make this point well by repeating it with every blessing remembered.

Psalm 136, The Message
1-3 Thank God! He deserves your thanks.
His love never quits.
Thank the God of all gods,
His love never quits.
Thank the Lord of all lords.
His love never quits.

4-22 Thank the miracle-working God,
His love never quits.
The God whose skill formed the cosmos,
His love never quits.
The God who laid out earth on ocean foundations,
His love never quits.
The God who filled the skies with light,
His love never quits.
The sun to watch over the day,
His love never quits.
Moon and stars as guardians of the night,
His love never quits.
The God who struck down the Egyptian firstborn,
His love never quits.
And rescued Israel from Egypt’s oppression,
His love never quits.
Took Israel in hand with his powerful hand,
His love never quits.
Split the Red Sea right in half,
His love never quits.
Led Israel right through the middle,
His love never quits.
Dumped Pharaoh and his army in the sea,
His love never quits.
The God who marched his people through the desert,
His love never quits.
Smashed huge kingdoms right and left,
His love never quits.
Struck down the famous kings,
His love never quits.
Struck Sihon the Amorite king,
His love never quits.
Struck Og the Bashanite king,
His love never quits.
Then distributed their land as booty,
His love never quits.
Handed the land over to Israel.
His love never quits.

23-26 God remembered us when we were down,
His love never quits.
Rescued us from the trampling boot,
His love never quits.
Takes care of everyone in time of need.
His love never quits.
Thank God, who did it all!
His love never quits!

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Could we write our own litany of praise in this way?

God sent His Son to redeem us. We are redeemed.
His love never quits.
God led us to a home that we can afford.
His love never quits.
God gave us better health to do our work well.
His love never quits.
God gave us three beautiful children.
His love never quits.
God gave our kids three wonderful spouses.
His love never quits.
God provided us with eight loving grandchildren.
His love never quits.
God protected us from the last storm that blew branches all around our home.
His love never quits.
God helps me at work every day.
His love never quits…

Get the picture? I could go on and on like the Psalmist, but the point has been made. Say it over and over when evil tries to seep into your thoughts today. HIS LOVE NEVER QUITS!

In Jesus Name, and By His Power within us, Amen. I believe His love never quits!

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About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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