“Then the LORD said to me, “Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the LORD still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.” Hosea 3:1 (NLT)

When we think of our relationship with God, we often think of it from our end. This leads to us trying to prove we have a relationship with Him or to attempt to earn His love. But this was never intended by God, for we cannot earn His love. God’s Love is faithful even when our faith wavers.

We, like Gomer in the story of Hosea, are not faithful. We try so hard, and yet we can’t follow God perfectly. We turn so easily to other lovers in this world; but God is faithful. He is always there to take us back. He was there on the cross paying the price for our sins that we could not pay.

His word is true:

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Duet 31:8

The next time you slip or find your heart wandering, remember that God is faithful and He desires intimacy with you. So turn to Him, trust in Him, and surrender all to Him. Who else in this world can we ever expect to be as faithful as God is to us?

Lord, thank You for being so faithful. Please heal my wandering heart. Strengthen my faith and make me steadfast in my pursuit of You. Amen.

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