sometimes we just need to be reminded..

Sunday I shared this with the Eastridge congregation:

For so much of my life I didn’t understand the desirability of God or trust in His love enough to submit my hopes and dreams. I lived in a constant state of trying to be “devoted enough” to Him, yet I never quite made it.

I knew God wanted all of me, yet I feared what complete surrender to Him would mean. Trying harder doesn’t work for me. Slowly I’ve learned to pray for God’s help, and He has become my greatest love and desire. (Crazy Love by Francis Chan)

And after sharing that..Scott began reading verses that people had sent to him that remind them that God loves them..I found solace and encouragement in these verses..because sometimes I just need to be reminded that He really does love me..I hope they help you too.

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31)

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (Isaiah 43:1-2)

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him. (Lamentations 3:22-24)

I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me? (Hebrews 15:5-6)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. (1 John 3:1)

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)

Do you have a favorite verse that reminds you of God’s love for you?

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