“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8
In case you were wondering…..Jesus Loves YOU! End of story, He loves you just the way you are…..flaws and all. You don’t have to get all fixed up to come to the Father. Nope you just come as you are.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT:
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.” Psalm 36:5-6
“But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love…”Nehemiah 9:17
It’s a simple message but one that needs to get deep down on the inside of you my friend! If you are unsure He loves you I challenge you to talk to God and ask Him to show you ways he loves you. Look up scriptures and begin saying everyday multiple times a day “God loves me” “Jesus loves me” until it becomes so real to you and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves you.
Did you know God has prepared your path? I know sometimes it feels like that path can be long, dark, and even feel lonely but I assure you you are not alone. You maybe in a very dark trial right now and it may feel like what you’re going through will never end, but God has a plan and even an end date to your suffering. God is with you and will never leave you, He is concerned about what concerns you and longs to bless His children and bring healing and restoration to their lives.
So let me encourage you today to keep hanging in there, now is not the time to give up. NOW is the time to PRESS IN! Press in to Jesus…your healing, your breakthrough is on the way!
Its been my experience in times like these when the path your on feels dark, painful, and lonely it’s seems easy to throw in the towel but you are stronger than you think. YOU have resurrection power living on the inside of you so tap into that! I need you to remember He is FOR YOU, and He’s making a way when there seems no way! I need you to remember that NO weapon formed against you will prosper. Even in the pain, in the darkness, He’s still there, and cheering you on!
He’s with you always.
He will never leave you nor forsake you!
Sometimes its long, lonely and dark, but there is no place or pit to dark or to deep that God can’t reach down gentle pick you up.
Never doubt He’s love for you, He’s with you always carrying you, leading and guiding you.
“You’re parting waters, Making a way for me. You’re moving mountains that I don’t even see. You’ve answered my prayer before I even speak. All You need for me to be is still”
I am so thankful He has been preparing a way for me. He is making my crooked places straight and He’s doing the same for you my friend! Declare that out loud today.
God is so good and faithful!
SWORD OF THE SPIRIT:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 2 Corinthians 2:9
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way. – Psalm 37:23
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. – Proverbs 19:21
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. – Proverbs 23:18
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. – Psalm 139:16
The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. – Isaiah 14:24
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. – Psalm 138:8
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. – Ephesians 1:4-5
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. – Psalm 37:23-24
Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. – Ephesians 1:9-10
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6