Unfailing Love

We live in a broken world where poverty, sickness and suffering infect every neighborhood, every street, every home. I can’t think of anyone in my life who has escaped some version of brokenness. It is just the reality we live in.

When Tyler was diagnosed with cancer six months into our marriage, many people lamented the tragedy of it occurring during what should be our happiest, most carefree time. We, too, were devastated. I’ll never forget the shaking fear between the two of us, sitting in the exam room as the doctor read the results. It was absolutely surreal. Cancer was never part of our vocabulary. How could my young, vibrant husband be so sick?

Fortunately, we know that hope and restoration do exist in the brokenness. Through the mourning of our “honeymoon phase”, we have drawn nearer to the God we have both come to know since we were children. In our anxious trembling, we find comfort and peace. When fear overcomes us, we hold onto each other and declare that God is with us.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

The Bible mentions God’s unfailing love at least 40 times in the Old Testament. It never fails.  Never. Isn’t that amazing? God has never left us through this time. God has revealed so much to us in this trial that while I never wish our experience on anyone, I pray that when you do experience brokenness, that you come to know the Creator who has never failed those who live by His Word. That unfailing love is available to anyone.

I named this blog “Heights of Love”, borrowed from the Stuart Townsend song “In Christ Alone”:

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

Tyler and I both feel called to share experiences from our marriage that reveal more of God’s character. We hope that our marriage, and this blog, will be a reflection of the heights God carries us to with His unfailing love, in spite of the brokenness that will always be with us on this earth.

Those who know and follow Christ are not exempt from suffering. Rather, in the deep valleys of life, we know that His heights are endless and He will always carry us through.

Thanks for reading :)

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18 thoughts on “Unfailing Love

  1. Your blog strikes a resounding deep place in me! Thank you for in this Valley of Baca you have inspired and moved me to tears! I know the Lord is with you and in this trial of your faith, God is going to continue to make his presence known in this fiery furnace….just like the 3 Hebrew boys! So wil it be with you…God with you, God in you, God for you and through you! Mighty, miraculous,moments where God MOVES heaven and earth to let you know He has heard All the prayers and petitions, your hearts desire and He will not withold anything good from you! He shall give you the desires of your hearts that are one! Blessings & Shalom2u as you are ever in our hearts, prayers and intercessions for LIFE in JESUS!!!! ~ginger

  2. Becky & Tyler, your unfailing faith in God is a wonderful witness of His unfailing love!! Thank you for sharing your heart!!

  3. As Tyler’s Adopted Grandparents, Bunny and I are so very proud of you and Tyler for standing tall in your faith. Thank you for sharing with us through the Blog. We are praying for you guys and love you a bunch.

  4. Your writing and faith is absolutely beautiful. I stood in your same scary shoes 5 years ago when my husband was diagnosed 3 days before Christmas while I had our almost 1.5 y.o. son our my hip right after we had moved into a new home. I know EXACTLY what you are going through. Surreal. I will hold you two in my thoughts and prayers and will check back on you. I know you will keep the faith and trust in Him. “Trust in tomorrow. God is already there.” ((HUG))

    • Christine, thank you so much for your encouraging message! It really helps to know that others have walked where we are and know our struggles, that’s part of the reason I want to write. Too often people go through things thinking they are the only ones who know that trial. God wants us to share our vulnerability to others so He can shine in the darkness. Hope you and your family are doing well! Thank you for the prayers.

  5. Hi Becky,
    Thank you for sharing this! I find both you and Tyler amazing and inspiring in your response to this ordeal.

  6. Any photo I have seen of you and Tyler together radiates the love you clearly have for each other…. and now I realize that there is an inner faith that shines through you both. May your love and your faith stay strong.

    Eileen Matrazzo.

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