His Love Rushes In

 

Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT), “For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

God is a mighty savior and His love will calm all your fears. Isn’t that wonderful news?

Here is the American Standard Version of the same promise:

“The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”

He is a victorious warrior. The victory has been already won. Any battle we face, we face from the stance of victory. He lives among us. If we have surrendered our hearts He lives in us. God is love. John tells us this clearly in his writings. So… LOVE is embedded in my heart, He dwells there.

Because of His great love for us, He won’t leave us or forsake us. Whatever situation we face, no matter the struggle, no matter how huge it looks, His love rushes in to save us. His love makes me secure. What can I fear when I know how much He loves me and that He has already fought all my battles for me.

I have to accept His finished work. Walk in His promises. Stand strong on His word. Do what He says to do. Be who He says I am. It isn’t always easy, but He will strengthen us and help us come out stronger and more confident.

Shalom!

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Peace. To be safe, to be complete.

Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”

The worlds definition of peace is the absence of war, dissention, stressful situations or strife. But that isn’t God’s definition. His peace is a quiet confidence in your heart that God is for you. It’s a heart that trusts in Him. His ability and His willingness to always be there for you. He doesn’t always take you out of the storm, but He can calm the storm in your heart, if you let Him.

God’s peace gives you a sound, whole and complete mind and an un-divided heart. It gives you the courage to fight and the strength to stand. It moves us forward.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. It is not as the world gives that I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, and do not let it be afraid.”