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What comes to mind when you hear the word steadfast? I tend to think of something immovable, something that would remain firm even in the fiercest storm. And since the online dictionary defines it as "resolute, dutifully firm, or unwavering," I think my concept is pretty much on the mark.
What doesn't come to mind about being steadfast is myself. There are days when my emotions and feelings are all over the place. One minute I'm on cloud 9; another minute and can be so frustrated that tears threaten. And even though comparatively speaking, I may be a little more emotionally stable than some, when I compare myself with God's steadfastness, I'm about as unwavering as liquid jello!
That's what the steadfastness of the Lord is so critically important. None of us is very resolute, so we need that Anchor of God's steadfastness to keep us grounded. When our emotions and feelings have gone completely haywire, we can find our firm foundation in the Lord.
Daniel 6:26 says it well - "I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, and steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end" (NKJV, emphasis added).
God is faithful, steadfast, unmoving. We need His certainty and security, especially since we are so given to being swayed. I am beyond grateful for this amazing attribute!
Today's Assignment: Listen to The Steadfast Love of the Lord on Youtube, a song based on Lamentations 3:22-23. Remember that we do, indeed, serve a steadfast God!