I am continuing “Truth for Thursday” here at Being Refined As Silver. We are on the last chapter of “Lies Women Believe”, chapter 11: “The Truth That Sets Us Free”. It will take several weeks to review this chapter, so I hope you will continue to come back each week.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss encourages her readers to take time to savor these liberating, life-changing truths. She suggests saying each Truth aloud, again and again until your thinking becomes aligned with God’s way of thinking.
Here is the second truth:
God loves me and wants me to have His best.
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.” Romans 8:32
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come, nor height not depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
That second verse always gets me. Read it again. Nothing can separate us from God’s love. Isn’t that a powerful truth. When I find myself fretting I remember that nothing can pluck me out of the hand of my Heavenly Father. What a comfort!
Nancy Leigh DeMoss sums it up so well:
“God doesn’t love us because we’re lovable or worthy, but because He is love. There is absolutely nothing we can do to earn or deserve His love. We cannot comprehend such unconditional love; but if we believe it and receive it, His love will transform our lives.
Because God is good and loves us perfectly, we can be confident that He longs for us to experience all the joy in life He designed us to know. He knows we will only find this true and lasting joy and fulfillment in Him. He loves us so much, He insists we come to Him, where alone we can be fully satisfied.”
Has His love transformed your life? If not, you can not know true and lasting joy. You may search and search and once in a while think you found something, but it will not last. Turn to the only One who can give you true joy and life in Him, Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory!