The Relentless Tide of Gods Love

We sat on the beach watching the waves crash in and wash out. As they splashed against the rocks there was an amazing spray of ocean droplets, shining like diamonds in the afternoon sun.

Later that evening we sat on the same beach. In the semi-darkness of the full moon night we could faintly see the rush of the waves still splashing upon the rocks. We could hear the same rumble as their rhythm beat against the shore.

The heavy rock formations along the beach were carved in amazing shapes by the waves as the relentless tide took them out and brought them in again.  The constant washing over the rocks changed the faces of them and, over time, change along the whole beach was evident.

As I sat there, aware of the never ceasing motion of the waves I thought of God’s love. Much like the ocean it beats a steady, constant rhythm in our lives, washing over the hard places creating a newness that we marvel at. Sometimes it comes in gentle waves and warms our hearts. Other times His love crashes in on us in surprising ways that catch us off guard. Yet His love is sure and will never fail us.

Just as sure as the tide comes in and goes out daily, we can rest assured that the relentless tide of God’s love will encase us in His never-ending care.  He will create new and wonderful formations within our hearts. His faithful love can be depended upon in the gentle waves and in the crashing  rumble as it surrounds us daily. Though it’s not always predictable and tame, God’s love is always good! Trust it. He is your faithful God and He loves You with an everlasting love that always has your best interest at heart.

“I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.” Psalm 52:8b

Father God, Thank you that Your love never ceases. Thank you for washing over my life with Your amazing love and grace. Please help me to trust Your love always, even when it seems hard to understand. May I trust Your never-ending care and allow the new formations in my heart that You alone can create. Thank you Lord! I pray this in the name of Jesus, amen.

by Gail Rodgers
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