One of the lies the accuser sometimes brings to us is: “God doesn’t really love you.” We can look at the troubles in our lives and doubt God’s love for us.
This verse is the answer to that lie. He says, “My steadfast love shall not depart from you.” “Steadfast love” (or faithful love, or mercy, depending on the translation) is from a Hebrew word meaning “covenant love.” God’s covenant is His unchanging promise to His people to be their God, to rescue them, to bless them, to be with them. Under the new covenant, the promise is even greater – to save from sin forever and to bring them into an eternal inheritance, purchased for us by Jesus through His death and resurrection.
At the heart of God’s covenant is His covenant love and He says that covenant love “shall not depart from you.” So, yes, He really loves you. He is totally committed to you, and His love shall never be taken away from you.
So, those thoughts that God doesn’t love you are not true. He does, and that love will never change. This verse is proof – His love for you is for always.
If you want one more proof, Jeremiah 31:3 says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
And, one more, Hebrews 13:20 tells us about Jesus and “the blood of the eternal covenant.” The covenant is forever and therefore His love is forever.
You can rest today in His unfailing love.