Christmas is…Day 22

Christmas is…

“God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” —1 John 4:9 (NLT)

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” —Ephesians 3:14-21 (ESV)

Are you weary today? Do you feel unloved, discouraged, or alone? Perhaps this Christmas is not a time of rejoicing and excitement but one of grief, loneliness, and heartache. I am praying these words of truth for you. That you might KNOW this immeasurable, unfailing, incomprehensible love of God, and be strengthened with His power at work in your heart, mind and soul.

Bask in the immeasurable, unfailing, incomprehensible love of God today! 

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

 

Finding Hope and Strength

When we are in need, we can feel…

  • insecure
  • inadequate
  • uncertain
  • fearful
  • alone

These feelings can cause us to…

  • hesitate
  • question
  • pull back
  • withdraw
  • isolate

In our verses this week we see the psalmist crying out to the Lord in a time of need.

With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!
I will keep your statutes.
I call to you; save me,
that I may observe your testimonies.
I rise before dawn and cry for help;
I hope in your words.
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,
that I may meditate on your promise. 

—Psalm 119:145-148

Can you relate to a need in your life so great that you find yourself rising before dawn to cry out for help? Have you experienced those sleepless nights where your eyes are awake before the watches of the night? Continue reading “Finding Hope and Strength”