"But each day the Lord pours His unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing His songs, praying to God who gives me life." - Psalm 42:8
This verse is in the middle of the author talking about being discouraged and depressed. Definitely not happy, fun times for him. But here, it seems like the author is acknowledging that God does love him, he just is having a hard time accepting that love, or maybe even seeing it.
As I spent some time thinking about this verse, I wondered how many times in a day God pours His love on me and I miss it...or I don't give Him the credit for it. It's crazy to think that something so small and insignificant such as grabbing that last pint of my favorite ice cream at the grocery store could have been because God had maybe inspired/caused the delivery crew to accidently put in an extra pint, or the wrong flavor in with others...to something huge like protecting me from that crazy driver on the freeway that I never even saw or will ever know about. Who knows how involved God is in our lives...that's probably going to be my first question when I get there. I'd like to think He's really involved, it's comforting to know Someone's got my back....it would be neat to see just how much "back" He's truly got.
I challenge my 5th & 6th graders to look for God during the week and to share with us. I realized that I am horrible at this...usually I come up with some cliche answer. But this week my prayer is to have my eyes open to see some of the ways God pours His unfailing love on me each day.