Calmed by His Love

Calmed by His Love

Man holding his hands over his heart

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”—ZEPHANIAH 3:17 ESV

What is causing you unrest today? Inadequacy? Lack of strength? Poor finances?

God wants you to know that He is with you. He sees your circumstances, your concerns, your worries. And He wants you to know that He’s the mighty one who will save you. He is rejoicing over you with gladness, exulting over you with loud singing. Why?

Because He loves you. And He wants to wrap you in His love that’s like a thick comforter on a cold winter evening. He wants us to rest in His love. For only His love can calm the fear that hinders you from doing what He’s tasked you to do.

God’s love sent His Son to die for you, that you might receive everything you need pertaining to life and godliness. His love enables you to keep on going even when you’re ready to give up. His love allows you to rest, to gain strength, to be still in the midst of the storm that is raging all around you. The waters will not rise enough to drown you, nor will the raging fire consume you.

Today's Prayer:

Father, I thank You for the gift of Your love. It calms me, it soothes me, it gives me peace in the middle of the storm. Please fill me with Your love and peace today.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts