Ephesians 3:14-20

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, 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.

People are fickle.

One day they’re in love and the next day they’re not.  One day they love pizza with pepperoni and the next day they don’t . One day they’re your best friend and the next day they’re not!

God is not fickle.

His love doesn’t change from one day to the next. He loves you as much today as he did yesterday and as much as he will tomorrow. But the wonderful thing is that His love is forever.

We sin, sometimes knowingly and sometimes not. Either way God still loves us. We may break his heart, but still God loves us. His love and mercy do not run out.

Lamentations 3:21-23

But there’s one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope: God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness!

 

It may seem as if God isn’t with us as we experience life’s storms. We may feel  as if he’s turned his back on us or as if he’s forgotten us. But make no mistake God is there. He hasn’t deserted us and he never will.

Mark 4: 35-40

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.  A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

If you call out to him during your storms, he will calm the waters—just as Jesus did when he calmed the waters when the apostles called out to him. He may or may not change our circumstances, but he will calm the storm raging inside of us.

He will give us the peace, the joy, the courage, and the faith we need to endure the storm. I know this to be soooooo true. Even as my health has deteriorated this year, God has been with me.

He gives me peace to not worry about tomorrow.

He gives me joy to enjoy my life in spite of my health.

He gives me courage to stop me from giving up.

He gives me faith to believe tomorrow will be better.

And he will do the same for you!

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