Read This If…
- You are in the midst of a desperate place and need to be reminded of God’s love.
- You are hungry to devour Scripture, specifically Psalm 107, to gain insight into God’s character.
- You need reminded that your cries are being heard and answered by God.
“Sometimes He wrings the worship from our hearts.” There are times when worship overflows easily and effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. Yet, there are other times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. We are tired, thirsty, or imprisoned in our own chains through our own devices, or caught in the waves of a tumultuous sea. This is when God shows us His steadfast love.
He wraps His eternally powerful, ultimately creative, nail-scarred hands around our hearts and squeezes with appropriate might—yielding an honest plea for Him to save us and deliver us from our circumstances, fears, and self-control. And He does. He initiates with His steadfast love and responds with the same.
Review by Jessica Hawk
A thorough reflection on Psalm 107, Steadfast Love is written from a place of Lauren Chandler’s personal knowledge and understanding of riding out an intense and extreme storm of life.
Lauren unfolds Psalm 107 verse-by-verse and speaks of four kinds of people crying out to Christ – home-seekers, hero-seekers, healer-seekers and hand-seekers. Her conclusion is that all four kinds of people find everything that they need in Jesus. All we need is to cry out.
As she reflects on the Scripture, she also shares from a place of vulnerability and transparency. She speaks from the depths of the storms of her life and relays how the Lord has revealed his steadfast love to her personally.
Lauren Chandler is a true artist. Her words in Steadfast Love are strong and beautiful. She bridges well her interpretation of the Psalm and her testimony of God’s love.
I enjoyed walking through the pages of this book alongside Psalm 107 in my Bible and gaining additional insight from Lauren’s perspective. The format of the book takes Psalm 107 and divides it up into four parts, which makes it very conducive to group study and discussion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book over and over again.