With all the pervading evil, and all the stress, the pressure and the rush, and just a feeling of an inevitable downward cycle with no way out, it can get so hopeless. It can just suck you in entirely, chew you up and spew you out in pieces. But I just have this overriding sense this morning that God wants to love us through it.
We are living through the valley of the shadow of death. Literally. Pornography, abortion, transgenderism. All is considered acceptable, standing against is considered intolerance. It is a scary world out there. Our leaders do not invoke any sort of sense of security either. Not in Africa, not in Europe, even in America, when I have read about people’s opinions of Trump and Clinton, there has been a sense of fear.
Our financial situations have also slowly been dipping. Financial burdens churn the stomach and suck the life right out of you. Again, there is a pervading realization that it isn’t going to improve.
Yet within all of this, I just sense this morning in the depth of my heart, that God wants to love us. Just a sense of, all of that out there isn’t for you, my Child. Don’t let it burden you, don’t pick it up, don’t take it personally, don’t make it yours. Abide in Me, and I also in you. (John 15:4) Live in Me, and I will live in you, stay here, in My love where it is safe. Abide under My wings, in My shadow (Psalm 91). Let Me love you, let Me hold you, let Me breathe My life into you. Let Me refresh you.
Let Me love you, perfectly.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.