Scripture Notes on Psalm 78
Their heart was not steadfast toward Him; they were not faithful to His covenant.
Yet He, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them;
He restrained His anger often and did not stir up all His wrath.
He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.
Your failures are no surprise to God. When your love for Him grows cold, when serving Him gets old, when following gets wearying and your heart drifts towards other things, God is not caught unaware.
Yet, He still loves you just the same.
God’s mercy is so great that through Christ He has already atoned for your lack of love towards Him, and how He simply wants you to come back to where you belong. He remembers you are weak and He wants you to remember how He is strong so that instead of continuing to run from Him, you’ll run to Him.
Whatever the state of your heart or your life, know this and respond to it. Your Father wants you to come home.