I love you. The words so many people long to hear. Over the years, couples have shared these words before going off to war or when they return from a long trip.
God wants us to know how much He loves us.
He is never far from our hearts. His arms outstretched to wrap us in His grace, mercy, and love.
The words of 1 John ring in our hearts,
“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.”1 John 4:16
Since God is love, we have the utmost confidence that God lives in us from the moment we place our faith and trust in Him.
In these tough and challenging and time, our lives may have been ruled by fear, but 1 John give us hope. It says,
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.”1 John 4:18
We should have a reverent fear of God, not a scared fear of our Heavenly Father. Since God is love, fear does not exist in God’s repertoire.
Love, His good and perfect love, casts all worry and anxiety and fear to the curb. And we can live daily in that assurance.
God is Love!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the day you have given us. Thank you for your love that casts all fear aside. Today, give me a gentle reminder of your love when I need it most. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross for me. Amen!