What a beautiful promise from God's Word today! After the crazy-busy and sad week we had, I am encouraged most by the fact that He will quiet us with His love. I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel a little manic as I am going through the motions of the week. I spent a lot of time driving people around last week, feeling like I was running late all the time...getting set back on the schedule I was trying to keep. Everything seemed loud to me ~ the road, the chattering in the back seat, my inner voice telling me all I needed to get done (that wasn't getting done while I was in the car). I needed to trust in His grace and give all my cares to Him in the midst of my struggles, instead I let a lot of it build up inside. Fortunately, I had a few quiet moments in the afternoon on Saturday to catch my breath and decompress a little. I wish I would have read this verse at the beginning of the week and maybe even posted it all around me. It might have made a difference in my attitude toward my sweet passengers. Thankfully, because God's Word is living and active, we can claim these promises for all eternity. And that is what I intend to do.
Friend, I hope you know that the LORD loves you and delights in you. You are not merely an afterthought, but a treasure worth dying for. May your week be filled with joy!