Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26
Some years ago, my mum disclosed that my brother and I were adopted. At first, I was shaken, but I wasn’t shaken loose. Even as the underpinnings of my world were shifting radically, they were resettling in a more secure place. The truth of God’s love was holding me together.
I knew God loved me, unquestionably, unconditionally, whether I was adopted or not. His love is relentless, unyielding, passionate, unfailing, perfect. A feeling of peace – supernatural peace – engulfed me. Everything was going to be okay.
That may seem like an odd conclusion, in light of the fact that my life, or at least everything I’d thought I knew about my life, was unraveling before my eyes. Nevertheless, I felt undaunted because of an unchanging, never-failing truth:
God was in control of my life.
I had memorized countless verses about God’s love for me. I desperately needed His love now more than ever, and when I read how He loved me, I soaked it up. I meditated upon those words, pondered and prayed over them. I found life in them.
The words contained promises that excited me. Now those promises were holding me.
The truth we store up in silence comes back to us in the storm and lifts us away as on a life raft from the fears and disappointments that would otherwise pull us under. When we abide in His Word, He abides in us.
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Do you know that you know that you know that God loves you? How easily can your foundations crumble?
Have you ever had an experience like Christine’s where in one moment everything in your life shifted and changed? Come join the conversation on our blog! We would love to hear from you about resting in the fact that God is in control through the storms of life? ~ Devotionals Daily