Just Psalm 86:5

This morning I read this in Psalm 86:5:

“For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.”

It’s a verse I’ve read over and over again and underlined in my Bible, but today it strikes me anew. In my Hebrew dictionary, I read that the Lord is good and “ready to forgive.” I think of God, positioned and alert, just waiting to forgive. Just waiting!

I think of the great word abounding. Just abounding in a persevering kind of love that puts up with all of my shenanigans and wanderings.

What a great promise to hold in my heart today! I know a good and forgiving God, a God who abounds in steadfast love when I call upon Him.

What more do I need to know today? Just this.

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