Grasp His Love

by Angie Thomas

I am wondering if you struggle like me to believe and grasp God’s love?  It often seems intangible and surreal.  Does the God of the universe really love us that tenderly, passionately, and personally?  God is relentless in His pursuit of His children. When I reflect back on God’s amazing love for me, I am left speechless.  I certainly do not deserve the way He has pursued and directed me.  He has redeemed so much of the pain and confusion in my life and has healed so many wounds.  I certainly can attest to David’s profession of God’s faithfulness in Psalm 40:1-3, “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.”

Girls, I don’t know where you are in your walk with Jesus right now.  Maybe you would relate to nothing in my story, but have dealt with your own personal doubts, questions, and trials.  Perhaps you are currently still wrestling with God’s love for you in the midst of difficult circumstances.  I want to encourage you that there is no place too dark that He cannot illuminate, no pain so great that He cannot heal, and no doubts so great He cannot answer.  I love this promise from Psalm 130:7, “O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.  He can and will redeem!  May you continue to grasp a bit more each day of how wide, high, long and deep His love is for you!

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