Love is at the Heart of Hard Times.

The Lord disciplines those He loves. (Proverbs 3:12)

Maybe you have been wondering if God loves you since you seem to be going through such a hard time. Maybe you are poor or sick or harassed. You know God is love intellectually, but you don’t “feel” love.

My friend, you have a wonderful opportunity to choose to trust God.

God is over all the earth. He is King. He is Greater than all your troubles.

But He is closer than your own mother. He desires to be your Father, not only by creation but by adoption and regeneration. If you would choose life, choose God. Choose to trust Him.

He put you where you are and set you in the times of your life so that you would reach out and find Him: the Giver of life. (Acts 17:26)

God loves you enough to let you suffer, so that you will look to the Lord of life beyond the gains and losses of life on this earth.

He won’t leave you. Maybe you feel that now as, “He won’t leave me alone. He keep watching me.” Remember, God intends to give you good. The reason God is paying such close attention is that he cares so much.

But just as a good leader leads his people through difficult times so that they might enjoy times of prosperity and joy, so for now for a little bit you may be going through difficult times so that later, perhaps only in the resurrection, you will have in your presence perfect and total joy.

Keep hating sin. Keep loving what is right. Keep seeking peace & pursuing it. You will reap a harvest in due season if you do not lose heart.

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