Today, as I sit reflecting on love and grace in my life, I realize that God has always been there, even in the times I felt He abandoned me. I realize now that my feelings do not dictate His actions. My emotions do not tell me the truth about His love for me or begin to fathom the depths of His love for me. I’m fragile and fail at times, and in need of His strength and His resilience. He is strong and powerful, yet oh, so gentle in Spirit. His love is too grand to even measure. It is so overwhelming when I realize that I am held even in the times I feel alone.

It is so refreshing to know that God is not like us humans. He is not here just because of what we can give. He meets us in prayer here because it's in His nature to love us. He acknowledges that our fears are real. They are valid and He hears us cry out to Him. He can calm those fears when we are shaken. He whispers our name to let us know He’s near and we are loved.

Trust that eventually God will answer every complaint or frustration you bring to Him, showing His love for you. He is concerned about you. His is with you. He’s got you.

Oh to sense your presence in those times of loneliness and feel your embrace when I am weary and afraid. There is none like you, Oh God. You are my Peace. You are my Rock. You are my Hope. You are the Lover of my soul, in you I find peace. In you I find rest. In you I find the grace to continue on. Thank you Lord for reminding me that you are still here. You have not forgotten about me. You have not forsaken me. You are working even when I can’t see it, even when I don’t yet believe it. Amen.

Go Deeper — Block out some time in your daily schedule to just enjoy the presence of the Lord. He longs to commune with us. This can be done during times of silence, prayer, journaling, or just listening to one of your favorite worship songs.

Further reading: Emotions don't just hinder faith. When expressed healthily, They can actually deepen your faith. Read How Emotions Can Strengthen Your Faith.

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