No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
Rest In My Love
I want you to rest in my love. I have you in my loving arms. I will never let you go. Yes, you will face many battles and difficulties in life. You already know that. Has any one of them separated you from my love? Where have I been when you have gone through painful trials and suffering? You have been right with me. You have comforted and encouraged me. You have lifted me up when I was down. It has been in these struggles that I have most felt your loving presence. When my heart has been broken you have been very near to me. Yes, I have most certainly been close to you then. But, you need to know that I am always by your side to lead and guide you through life. You are not on your own, not for one minute, not for one second. Father, that is so wonderful for me to hear. That is exactly what I want you to do. Hear and take a firm hold on knowing that I love you and am with you at all times.
Why is it that you are calling me to remember your love for me at this time? Why do you think? I have a pretty good idea. I’ll bet that you do, tell me about it. I have a troubled and worried heart, don’t I? Yes, you do. I’m troubled about things I can’t control and worried about things that will never happen. Yes, you are.
What would happen to you if you rested in my love and trusted that I will help you through every difficulty? I would have more peace and joy that’s for sure. Yes, you would. You might even have a smile on your face. Have I been frowning a lot? What do you think? I suppose I have. You’ve looked like you were carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Guess what? That’s funny, how am I supposed to answer your, “guess what?” Try anyhow. Alright, I’m not carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I can’t and shouldn’t even begin to try. You are a very good guesser. That’s exactly what I had in mind.
I want you to let go of every worry, give me all your troubles. Rest in my love. You are securely in my embrace. Nothing will ever separate you from my love. You are not on your own. I have your life and the future in my hands. I will lead you to where I want you to go. I will show you what I want you to do. You don’t have to try and figure everything out by yourself. You wouldn’t be able to anyhow. Will you trust me? Will you rest in my love? Do you believe that I have my hand on you?
Is there something that you want to ask me? Yes Father, there is. I need you to help to be able to rest in your love. It seems like it should be easy but its not easy for me. Help me Father, to rest in your love. You can be absolutely sure that I will answer that prayer for you. I know, and for that I am so thankful.
Heavenly Father, thank you that nothing can separate me from your love. Your love watches out for me through any trouble. No hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword can distance me from your love. Amen
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