Friday, May 17, 2013


This started out as a Facebook status update and then it got long... really long... and I realized it was a blog post, not a status update...

I keep coming across the word steadfast in my Bible reading.
A few instances are here:

"But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love."
~ Psalm 59:16-17

"Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you."
~ Psalm 63:3

"Blessed be God,
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me!"
~ Psalm 66:20

  • steady 
  • firm
  • stable 
  • constant 
  • staunch
  • immovable

My God is steadfast!!

  • When I am shaky
  • When my heart is hurting for no explicable reason
  • When I am tired
  • When I am worn out

My God is steadfast!!

And because of this

"...I will hope continually
and will praise you yet more and more."
~ Psalm 71:14

This wasn't one of the passages I'd read lately, but thinking of God's steadfast love I couldn't help but think of Lamentations 3:22-23...

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning
great is your faithfulness."

... which of course leads to this song which I will be singing myself to sleep with now as I seek to reflect not on my feelings and emotions which waver like the wind, but on God's great steadfast love.