Immeasurably More {how you are loved}

I put all my hope on the truth of Your promise and I steady my heart on the ground of Your goodness…

-Audrey Assad

God loves you.

I am praying that you will feel the certainty of this truth through and through. I know it seems like a simple thing to say – something we have heard over and over again – but as we’ve talked this week about trusting Him in every situation, even those that don’t make sense and even those that break our hearts – it becomes clearer and clearer that we need to believe in His love so that we can trust Him with our lives.

If we are to find peace in His purposes, if we are to live unafraid because He is in control – we must first know that His thoughts toward us are good, His plans to give us a future and a hope. (Jer. 29:11) We must know that we are each personally and wholly loved by the One who breathed life into us, the One who knit us together in our mother’s womb. (Psalm 139)  He redeemed us Himself, by His own hand. He forgave us fully. He promises to lead us Home, never forsaking us for a moment.

For our Father who is love will not abandon His children to chaos and pain. Our God who gave His only Son – because of His great love – to bring us everlasting life promises all things made new, all things restored. What happens in your life matters to Him. You matter to Him.

I am praying that we will see, all over again, how we are loved by Him (from beginning to end – faithfully, fully, graciously). I am praying that we will know, all over again, that He is good. I am praying that these truths will take such root in our hearts…so that when we are so weary, when we are overwhelmed, when we are looking at broken pieces of our lives – we will know that He is still our unshakeable foundation…and He will never, ever fail us.

His love endures forever. (Psalm 136)

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, 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, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!

Amen.

-Eph. 3:18-21

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