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Saturday, January 18, 2014

HIM

“Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:21-23).

No matter what is before me, I have hope. No matter what the struggle or the battle, I have hope. No matter what my feelings, I have hope. No matter what, I have hope. I will recall it to mind this morning and the next, over and over, again and again. Because of His love for me, He is faithful to take care of all the concerns of my heart. He is faithful to provide for all my needs. He is faithful. It is a great and powerful faithfulness, and it much larger than my mind can conceive.

If God did not love me, I would be consumed by His justice. Because I have sinned, and broken His law, He has every right to punish me. But He is passionate for me. He created me. His encompassing love is complete forgiveness. God so loved me, He gave His son out of love to save me. How can I not invite such a love into my life? How can I refuse to release all that I am....my sins.. my failures.... my judgments....my thoughts...my needs... to the healing of such a love? How can I not yearn for the hope of such a love more than my own failures? I can't say no to such a love as this.

His amazing love is a healing of body, mind, spirit, and soul born of a faith in what I cannot touch or feel. I have always had an unknown yearning in my heart .... a need for something more than myself. And now I know what is is. It is Him. I was created for His love. My heart can rejoice in it. He has come. He is with me. His compassion is forever with me. It never fails me. He is faithful, and His faithfulness to me is great. It is greater than I have ever known.

My faithfulness may fail at times, but His faithfulness to me is constant. It was sealed at Calvary....born of the greatest love I have ever known. Yes, great is His faithfulness to me. It is always new and fresh each morning when I awake to discover that He is with me. Because of His love....His constant and abiding love, I have the greatest hope .....Him.


 


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