When people purchase a devotional book I always ask the Lord for a word to put in the book along with my signature. In the years I’ve written words God has never directed me to write about their flaws or tell them God is tired of them or done with them. Words of encouragement are God’s heart.
Oh beloved. What has God spoken to you lately? If you’ve heard a condemning message it’s not from the Lord. His Father heart won’t put you down or dress you down. Even if He wants to correct you, and He will at times, it is done in love. He will never direct you to give up or to walk away from your faith.
He says to you this morning. Daughter, stand tall. Son rise up. He says many weapons have been formed against you but none of them will prosper. He says keep looking to Him- He will always equip, encourage, and seek to reconcile and restore. If you have left your first love He will woo you back. If you need to repent He will put those sins as far as the east is from the west. He is far more gracious and loving with you than you are with yourself. Yes, He has a righteous plan for your life. But it is by Holy Spirit control that you accomplish this. He reminds you of His loving care and says apart from Him you can do nothing.
God loves you and He’s for you. Jesus sealed the deal for you. Take His hand and let Him nurture you in love. Rejoice that you are surrounded by good words even in correction. And praise Jesus for His wonderful gift as you live in the light of the truth about you.
Jeremiah 24:7 ‘I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.’
Proverbs 3:12 For the LORD corrects those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.
I John 4:18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love.
Psalm 37:23 The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.