He [God] knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:14
Love sometimes loses strength because of the deficiencies in another person’s behavior or character that become increasingly difficult to live with over time.
An article about married couples listed some of the top complaints that wives have against their husbands. The list is not at all surprising. Here were the top three complaints:
1. He doesn’t communicate
2. He’s too demanding
3. He’s no help
How would it be for you if God’s love ebbed and flowed according to the quality of your prayer life? How would it be for you if God’s love was tied to the contentment of your spirit and the thankfulness of your heart? How would it be for you if God’s love increased or diminished according to the degree of your usefulness in carrying out His mission in the world?
He doesn’t communicate. He’s too demanding. He’s no help. Thank God that Christ’s love does not depend on your performance in the Christian life. Jesus loved us while we were still sinners, and He loves us now, in spite of all of our deficiencies.
That’s why Christ’s love for Thomas didn’t stop, even when Thomas’ faith was riddled with all kinds of doubts and questions. Aren’t you glad that Christ’s love is stronger than the weakness of your faith, and that it doesn’t rest on your performance in the Christian life?
What is some deficiency in you that you fear might be hindering God’s love for you? Would you bring that fear to the Lord today and bury it?