"...don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine. When you're in over your head, I'll be there with you. When you're in rough waters, you will not go down. When you're between a rock and a hard place, it won't be a dead end-- Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you: [traded in nations for you] That's how much you mean to me! That's how much I love you! I'd sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you. So don't be afraid: I'm with you..." Isaiah 43:1-6 TM
What does this say about the heart of God?
Do you know God this way? How passionate He is for you? I admit I have trouble reading this – that God loves me that much. It’s hard for me to grasp, hard for me to receive, but it makes it no less true.
You have nothing to fear, because you have a God who loves you. When you feel overwhelmed, or like you can’t go anymore, or like you won’t be able to get past this last failure, do not fear; God is with you. The God who loves you so much, He will trade the entire creation for you; you are precious to Him.
Spend some time thinking about you last day or your last week. Were you governed by fear? Overwhelmed? Did your circumstances own you? Or were you motivated by God’s love for you? Ask Him what is keeping you from receiving the Lord’s love for you. Spend a few moments listening. Ask the Lord to help you receive His love for you.