His love, an anchor.

January 9, 2011

It’s been hard to put heart to paper lately, but in sum: God’s love has been an anchor, in a very real sense.

On the night [Jesus] was betrayed, He prayed that we would know that we’ve been loved by the Father with the same intensity of love He has for His beloved Son.
(Elyse Fitzpatrick, Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life, p. 58)

The glory that You have given Me I have give to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and You in Me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that You sent Me and loved them even as You loved Me.
(John 17:23)

We are constantly tempted to look within ourselves to seek to find some reason why God should love us.  Such searching is, of course, usually discouraging.  We usually find within ourselves reasons why God should not love us.  Such searching is also unbiblical.  The Bible is quite clear that God does not look within us for a reason to love us.  He loves us, because we are in Christ Jesus.  When He looks at us, He does not look at us as “stand alone” Christians, resplendent in our own good works, even good works as Christians.  Rather, as He looks at us, He sees us united to His beloved Son, clothed in His righteousness … Here then is another weapon of truth that we should store up in our hearts to use against our doubts and the temptation to question God’s love for us.  God’s love to us cannot fail any more than His love to Christ can fail.
(Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts, p. 143)


4 Responses to “His love, an anchor.”

  1. mimi Says:

    what a sweet reminder, tia.
    thankful for your posts! =)

  2. David Says:

    Powerful words indeed!
    I think the Jerry Bridges book will have to go on the wish list for future investment!

  3. tia Says:

    ❤ meems.

    david, this was my third time reading this book, not to mention the times i'd just read picked portions. it's been good every time!

  4. keziahkim Says:

    beautiful. the gospel is so beautiful. thanks for the reminder, letitia! =] miss you…

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