and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23
My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.
Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.
Daddy let me be secure in You only!
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
HE WILL QUIET YOU
The picture alone sends me away.....
I have been struggling these past few days.
Sometimes it is hard for us who have been abandoned physically/emotionally, who live in fear, or abused to think God will do the same.
For someone like me who struggles with understanding and accepting love, can find it difficult to believe that God wants to pour out His love on me. That I am just that important to Him.
The Bible states that God comforts and takes joy in His children. He longs to quiet our anxieties. He takes such delight in us and sings for joy! He does this with His love. We need not fear.
In reading a devotional on fear lately, I received comfort as it is explained this way:
The key to understanding is to see that when God says 'do not fear', it is not a simple imperative from an authority figure. The words "do not fear" are spoken as words of comfort. And they are followed by a specific promise of God's presence with us.
God comforts us in the way a loving parent comforts a frightened child. God says to us, "I know that you are afraid; but I also want you to know that I am here with you. I will not leave you. I will give you strength. I will give you help. I will hold you by the hand so that you will not fall".
I know for some of us it is hard to comprehend a 'loving parent' comforting us. I do understand.
Sometimes I wonder at this point, that since I am having trouble receiving His love, may also hinder me not receiving His joy.
As hard as it is for me to accept and feel the love that God offers, the comfort I gain in reading His Word that says He is with me every step of the way, showing me as I walk the day out with Him the things I need to take into my heart and learn, cherish, and apply will get me through the day one step at a time.