Personally Striving

One path to virtue?

One thing remains… God’s love.  *exhale* This is the greatest, most amazing revelation.  You may be thinking, “Duh, Jocelynn. Of course God loves us forever.”  You’re right of course.  Yes, God loves us forever.  But what does that mean, really?  When I came to a point in my life where that knowledge sunk into my heart, I broke down.  I am reminded of the way I felt during that time when I hear Kristian Stanfill sing, “One Thing Remains – Song“.  This song is based on Psalm 136:1-9.  When I hear the song and read the scripture it hits me in the heart every time.  I am reminded that there is no one path to a virtuous life.  Every person’s path is different because every person is different, but one thing remains….God’s love.  it doesn’t matter what we do or when we finally decided to put our trust in Him, He loves us.  Honestly, He loves us long before we make that decision, or if we never do.  

I thank God for His unfailing, unwavering love.  I thank Him for my path to the desire to live a virtuous life.  I have most definitely not made it.  I win some days and lose more days than I’d like.  “The perfect life?”  I can only chuckle to myself.  If you had told the 21 year old Jocelynn, faced with a life changing decision that she was too ashamed to tell anyone about, that despite this, one thing remains, I’d have laughed in your face.  If you had told me that 8 years later I’d share this experience with anyone that needed to know because one thing remains, I’d have laughed in your face.
Take comfort in knowing that your path may not be the same as mine, or your sister’s, or your mother’s, but God loves you for all your mistakes and triumphs.  Take comfort in knowing that God wants to heal you and heal someone else through your healing.  Let’s allow Him to heal us.
Always Striving,
Jocelynn

Psalm 136

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

God’s Love Never Fails

136 Praise the Lord! He is good.
    God’s love never fails.
Praise the God of all gods.
    God’s love never fails.
Praise the Lord of lords.
    God’s love never fails.
Only God works great miracles.[a]
    God’s love never fails.
With wisdom he made the sky.
    God’s love never fails.
The Lord stretched the earth
over the ocean.
    God’s love never fails.
He made the bright lights
in the sky.
    God’s love never fails.
He lets the sun rule each day.
    God’s love never fails.
He lets the moon and the stars
rule each night.
    God’s love never fails.
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  1. Yes, yes, yes, Joce!!! This is something that I've been thinking about lately too and it is so amazing to me. For the longest time I really didn't get this scripture, but I'm coming to understand that His love never failing, means His love for me never stops. There are times when I think "surely, you've gone and done it now, really messed up…there's no way you 'll make it out of this"…. & yet at any time His arms are open waiting for us to come back, in fact He pursues us!…So grateful for this… & I'm so glad His love for us isn't based on our performance or meeting certain requirements. It's an amazing grace 🙂

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