"If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we we have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like Him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:15-19
03 December 2008
02 December 2008
This whole journey in my heart is taking me to places that sometimes I just don't want to go. Love is not always a gushy, happy feeling. There are times when love is simply the strength that keeps one from feeling completely overwhelmed.
This last weekend I have had so much to process. I have had to face some truths that were hard to face. I hurt. But somehow - God's love was an anchor that held my emotions together through the process of trying to embrace change. It's crazy how life can seem to change in the blink of an eye, and with that change comes the overflow of emotions that you never knew you had all pent up inside of you. Today I feel sad. I am growing up enough to know that it's ok to feel sad, but thank goodness that God's love offers an outstretched hand that holds us together when we just don't feel like standing anymore.
That's what walking with God is about then. Celebrating the highs and crying with Him through the hurts that come our way. I'm just glad that above all things, He is my Father and He loves me with a dependable, all embracing love.