When I think about love enduring forever, this scripture comes to mind. I can lift up my head and rejoice that no matter what happens, I am loved by God. His great encouragement gives me a cheerful heart. He has given us so many promises in His Word (Bible) to help strengthen our faith. When we are weak, He is strong on our behalf. As we go to God’s Son, Jesus Christ, he gives us the power and hope we need to take another breath (“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28). In doing so, we place our spirits in a position to receive joy. He tells us to call upon Him in the day of trouble and He will give us rest (For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:5). Rest is not found within, but in God’s goodness, mercy, and love. It is found in Him and resting at His feet.
I find this Truth to be of great comfort as I have countless thoughts and dreams running through my head. It is overwhelming and pointless to try to figure things out on my own (even though I am guilty of trying to). The Good News is that I do not have to. God’s love endures forever. His mercy endures forever. He says to cast my cares upon Him because He cares for me and for you (Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. I Peter 5:7).
So, if your head his spinning with what to do with your life or you are struggling with your place in this world, stop, take a deep breath, and sit for a moment with Jesus. Let his love wash over you like a summer rain and the aroma of fresh flowers. Drink from His well that never runs dry (Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10). Receive the goodness and promises He has for you. His love endures forever. It will not run out!
Take a moment for yourself and ask the Lord to help you today. Fill up with his love, hope and joy! He is faithful and incapable of lying (in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, Titus 1:2). His Word is true and sure and everlasting. When he says, come unto me all you who are weary and I give you rest, He means it, and will fulfill His promise to you.
Make an appointment to meet with God on a regular basis. Take in the love He has for you to restore you and give you hope.
These verses have been a blessing to me over the years. May they quench your thirst and lift your spirit to soar above the clouds (the dishes, laundry, hurts, inadequacies, fears and whatever is weighing heavy on you today).
Sit at the feet of Jesus and let Him love on you!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 57:10
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, Romans 8:1
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
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