Thankful Thursday


As I was driving home from work yesterday afternoon I was listening to a Chris Tomlin CD. As I listened to the song “Unfailing Love” I was struck by the wonderful unfailing and never changing love the Lord has for each one of us. I’ve certainly thought about this before and am always amazed at God’s love for me. But yesterday, it just hit me in a way that has stayed with me…. I’ve thought about it more since then and have taken time to be thankful for this amazing love that is so freely given to each and every one of us. God is all mighty and all powerful and holds the world in the palm of his hand… but yet, he makes time for me… and He loves me (and you)…. unconditionally and unchanging.

No matter how unloving I may act, God never fails to love me. No matter where I live or what kind of car I drive, God never fails to love me. No matter what I look like or what I do for a living, God never fails to love me.

When my “mommy heart” melts and cries because I see my kids change and grow up right before my very eyes, God’s love never changes. When people in my life hurt my feelings or I allow my pride to be hurt, God’s love never changes. Even when the world around me is swirling in change, God’s love never changes.

The words to the chorus of the song “Unfailing Love” are below. Please join me today in thankfulness and praise for the mighty, “Unfailing Love” of our Lord.

Praise You, God of earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love
And You never change, God, You remain
The Holy One and my unfailing love
Unfailing love

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26 Thoughts Shared:

Marsha said...

I love your new look, Melanie! Very cute.

I just pre bought the new Chris Tomlin CD. He's such a God inspired song writer. I know we'll all be singing these songs for a long time, just like his other ones.

I love the thought you matter how unloving I may act, God will never fail to love me. How humbling.

Have a blessed weekend.

Laurie Ann said...

Beautiful post, Melanie. And that song is going on my iPod. How you ministered to me today. God bless you, my friend! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Melanie your TT entry is always sweet bless you dear. TC

My entry here

Cheryl said...


Awesome! Isn't it funny how when we really think and ponder on things, how much more they mean to us and touch us.

I wonder how often I miss things that God has to offer that are right under my nose?

Thanks for sharing!

Love ya, girl!


Jenileigh said...

What wise words and how true they are. I'm so thankful for theat unfailing love too. Thank-you for sharing and have a blessed Thankful Thursday.

Tracy said...

I love the way God blesses us that way...all of a sudden, we see something a whole new way and it makes us love Him all the more. Thank you for sharing these sweet insights.


Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry said...

Amen!! :)
Blessings & Joy!

Cheryl said...

Your post are always such a blessing girl! Thanks and Happy TT!!

Rebecca said...

A beautiful song running through my head now, thank you!

Angie said...

Oh Mel---I love love that song. The words are so powerful! I know what you are feeling (re: the comment on the Laced with Grace post)---my sweet man went to Biloxi and the area that was hit hard by Katrina---I was very worried...but had to just TRUST that God had HIS mighty hand on him and would keep HIM---and nothing would happen that would EVER catch GOD off guard...HE knows all---sees all----IS ALL!

LAURIE said...

Thanks for sharing your heart with us on Thankful Thursday and YES "unfailing love" - I thank Him for it. We are so undeserving but yet He chose us. - blessings to you, Laurie

Denise said...

He loves you so very much my sweet friend.

flmom said...

I love it when a song speaks so deeply to me too! Have a blessed week ahead!!

Tricia said...

What a great TT post! God's love is truly amazing... I love the passage in the Bible which talks about the fact that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ! How awesome is that!!


Kristi said...

Melanie, you are a treasure! It is amazing that He loves US that way! It's overwhelming and so incredible. I enjoy that song. Thanks for the blessing today.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Yes, we have much for which to be thankful in just the mere fact we have His unfailing love. Yes, regardless of what we do or how we act unlovely, He still showers us with love.

I finally posted come see and be washed! :-)

Lynn said...

Hi Melanie,

Girl... Amen.. Amen... unfailing love.

What a beautiful tribute to our Jesus. I ALWAYS enjoy stopping in to read your praises. Hugs, Lynn

PS. love your design.

Front Porch Legacy said...

I love Chris Tomlin & you've got to check out his new song, "Jesus Messiah". Get ready to raise your hands in praise!!!

Yes, Lord, thank you for your unfailing love!

Anonymous said...

i love what you just said that -- God is all mighty and all powerful and holds the world in the palm of his hand… this spoke to my heart. i needed to "hear" that again. my God is in control of our lives. He knows.

God bless you, melanie.

Rocks said...

hi melanie! thank you for visiing my thankful thursday post :)

I'm so blessed with what you wrote. Indeed God's love is never ending, unfailing and Praise HIM for that.


BP said...

His songs have so much meaning and are full of praise.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is so amazing to think about God's love! Have a nice weekend! God be with you!

Serendipity said...

Thanks for sharing this inspiring post. I've not heard of the song. Will go check it out.

Have a blessed weekend ahead!

Peggy said...

Blessings Melanie and much unfailing love surround and encompass you as you fine tuned into this GREAT song and heard something new & fresh! This is especially beautiful because it represents God revealing Himself in a new, special way to you & something you knew as Truth but now you know & feel the awesome power of HE NEVER CHANGES!...oh...and I'm singing this chorus and the whole song!!! Shouting it from my depths...for I'm aMazed at how HE speaks through different special blog friends to show us that unfailing love! No matter what!!!
PRAISE YOU God of earth and sky!
How beautiful YOU are & thank You for Your Unfailing love & blessing Melanie and her lovely family! Have an enjoyable weekend!

Nancie said...

Amen, Melanie! Praise God for His unfailing love! I am greatly encouraged too whenever I think of the wonderful unfailing and never changing love the Lord has for each one of us. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. May God continue to bless you with His unfailing and everlasting love! Take care!

ZAM said...

Amen! Amen! Amen! I am so touched with everything you said in this post. It's really a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful blessing to have a great and loving God.

P.S. I love your new theme.

Tiffanie said...

Great post. I really struggled with the concept of God's unconditional, unfailing and unchanging love as a new believer. Sometimes I still do... it's so unlike the world and unlike what I knew growing up. Thanks for a great reminder.

Your still pregnant friend...