Even when we deeply acknowledge the great sovereignty of God, we can still find ourselves paralyzed by fear. When this happens, we need to ask: “Do we believe God loves us?” It is a truth preached from many pulpits, but too many souls sitting in congregations have yet to let this powerful revelation sink into the marrow of their existence. When we truly grasp the love of God, trust becomes our default response. When trust rules our hearts, we do not question the care our God is willing to extend to us.
In Luke 12:22-26 Jesus tells his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
“And how much more valuable you are...”Jesus says. Yes, he is powerfully sovereign and judge of the universe, but he also loves us purely, completely, and perfectly. Every little need in our lives is something he is concerned about, because he cares about us.
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