…I am always aware of your unfailing love… (Psalm 26:3, NLT)
…I never lose sight of your love… (Psalm 26:3, Message)
When something really good happens I often say, “My Father loves me.” I recognize His working in my life and around me. When I see a beautiful sight, like a beautiful sunset, I say to Him, “You did that just for me.” I try not to take things for granted. And in everything I see His love.
When something really bad happens, what do I say? “My Father loves me.” Why? Do I think He allowed it or did it in some way. Absolutely not! No, I say, “My Father loves me. And it’s going to be okay.” In hard times I stay aware of His love and know that He will see to it that I am taken care of in the midst of it. And He will see to it that I come through victoriously.
When I make a mistake, I am aware of His love. In Lamentations 3 we are told that His mercies are new every morning. The Hebrew word translated mercies is the word checed. The same word is translated as ‘unfailing love’ in Psalm 26:3. He is merciful, because He is love. He is merciful because of His unfailing love.
So at those times that I want to be upset with myself, or could even feel like drawing back from Him, I run to Him. Instead of being aware of myself and my faults, I turn my attention to His love and thank Him that His mercies are new every morning. He knew I was going to mess up that day and even before I got out of bed, His mercies were already there waiting on me. Because He loves me.
When someone hurts me, rejects me, wrongs me in some way, what do I do? Once again, I turn my attention away from the pain and potential offense and I say, “My Father loves me. Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” It’s because of His love that He forgave us. It’s because of His love that we forgive others.
Begin to practice being aware of His love all day. No matter what the situation turn your attention to His love and watch the fear, offense, and confusion melt away. See how you are engulfed in love, sweet peace, joy and wisdom. He loves you every moment of every day, so begin to say, “My Father loves me.”