“Where could I go to escape from You? Where could I get away from Your presence? If I went up to heaven, You would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, You would be there. If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west, You would be there to lead me, You would be there to help me. I could ask the darkness to hide me or the light around me to turn into night, but even darkness is not dark for You, and the night is as bright as the day”
(Psalm 139:7-12 TEV).
Although our minds cannot fully comprehend how extensive His love is, we can somehow experience it in our hearts to one degree or another. One poet expressed it well:
How Thou couldst love me as I am
And be the God Thou art,
Is darkness to my intellect
But sunshine in my heart.—Anonymous
A.W. Tozer wrote in The Pursuit of God, “How completely and satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none.”
In reality, we lose our loved ones through divorce, desertion, death—in marriage, one spouse usually dies first, leaving the other all alone. The best remedy for loneliness is this: You will never be separated from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). As Christians, we do not have to be lonely because we can wrap ourselves in God’s love, which lasts forever and is always available. He will never run out of love for us. Never.
We see many divorces in our day. Some people are not divorced, but they don’t love each other anymore. There’s a limit to human love; sometimes it just dries up, but God’s love never wears out. It is good to know that He never gives up on us—no matter who we are, what we’ve done, or how we’ve been abused or mistreated. His love for us is limitless.
Beyond words, God’s love is incalculably great. It has no boundaries, no limits in duration and extent. We’ll never be able to get out of it, around it, away from it, or beyond it (Psalm 139:1-12). We may ignore Him, but we cannot escape the presence of God.
We can receive as much as we can of God’s love today, and there will still be more for us tomorrow—and forever. Jeremiah reminds us (Lamentations 3: 22-23) that this steadfast love of God never ceases; we have an endless supply of fresh compassion available each morning.
You will never mess up so bad that His love will abandon you; so you can replace any fear or doubt with faith. God’s faithfulness and love give us encouragement and hope that will never fail because they are by grace, not based on our deserving.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power has no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again. –Annie Johnson Flint