Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
What better way to begin a new day, dear Lord, than by remembering Your steadfast love! What a sure foundation for the challenges and opportunities of the day! Nothing could satisfy my heart’s deepest longing more than the knowledge that You love me, and that nothing in all creation can separate me from Your love.
So as I begin this day, Lord, may your steadfast love be my first thought. And may it be the thought that sustains me throughout the day. May my soul be settled and truly sated in the assurance of Your love for me.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8: 35-39
Evening sun over the Sierra near Bishop, California
For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens;
your faithfulness extends to the clouds.