I am reading an excellent book on the importance of reflecting on the power of the Gospel on our every day life. This quote touched my heart: If you grasp what a treasure the presence and acceptance of God are, then even when life goes really wrong you will have a joy that sustains you, because you'll recognize the value of what you have in Him. When life punches you in the face, you'll say: But I still have the love and acceptance of God, which I don't deserve. And the joy you find in that treasure can make you rejoice even when you have a bloody nose. The power of the Gospel, knowing that have been made worthy to stand before God is the ultimate game changer. The challenges and struggles we face begin to fade into the background the more we both reflect on and take into our heart the fact that nothing we have done makes God love us any less and nothing we can do will make God love us any more than he already does.
Sometimes life can overwhelm us. We can feel all alone. But we’re not. God is not only present with us; God’s love is both personal and limitless. What do you need to do to get in a place where you can experience this fundamental truth? Sometimes we need to hear it from someone else. Sometimes another person’s story of experiencing God’s love despite the “bloody nose” that they were struggling with can be of help. My prayer is that you will find some way or someone that can help you know of the limitless and personal love of God.