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Monday, November 7, 2011

The Failure of the World; the Unfailing Love of Christ. Monday, November 7. 2011.

It is interesting how He uses the weak points to make us strong
and He uses our doubts to help us believe
and He uses worldly distrust to help us trust in Him
and He uses the failures of the world to to show His unfailing perfection.
It is how He seems to work.
And there is beauty in knowing that whenever something negative happens,
He is waiting there with an even greater positive.
The world is going to fail you,
people are going to fail you;
even people who shouldn't fail you.
It is a letdown when a so-called friend fails to live up to the term friend.
It is an awful feeling when people, especially a friend, cannot even show basic decency.
When a friend fails to act like a friend or even acts more like an enemy,
there is one thing that remains constant; the perfect love of Christ.
When the world fails, when a friend fails and says awful things about you,
It is horrible, it is painful, and it hurts.
But in a strange way, the failure of someone to be a decent friend proves even more Christ and His love.
Everyone knows the pain of a false friend.
But more importantly than that, everyone should know that the love of Christ loves infinitely more than the acts of a false friend hurt.
You have had someone hurt you in every manner possible and hurt every part of your being;
Christ can love even more than that.
When you feel like you just cannot even take another step or another breath;
Christ's love become your feet and His love your air.
No matter how hard someone trips you, no matter where you fall, no matter how long it take you to get back up to your feet again, He is there. Ready and waiting to love.
Every time a friend fails you, He is there ready to love no matter where you are.
Today's Psalm exemplifies His unending love at every point in life.

"Where can I go from your spirit?
From your presence where can I flee?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I sink to the nether world, you are present there."

"If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall guide me,
and your right hand hold me fast."
Psalm 138

He is there.
No matter where you are physically or where you are emotionally.
Down in the dumps or the highest of highs; He is there.
When everyone else fails; He is there.
And when someone causes you pain He is waiting there with an infinite amount of love.
He is love.
He loves like a lover.
His love is bold enough to heal the pain that the world brings about.
There is no pain that His love is not capable of healing.
Where do you need healing?
Where have you been hurt?
Where has someone hurt you?
Where has the world failed you?
Wherever you might be in pain and in need of healing,
He who is the healer of all is ready, willing, and equipped to heal you.
Whatever your pain,
Whatever your hurt,
Whatever your need,
His love is greater.
His love is stronger.
His love will never fail.
His love can heal.

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