Genesis 8:1 ‘God remembered Noah…’
– The Lord will not forget you or His promises to you.
– Noah had faced a great flood, but the Lord did not leave him in the flood.
– The Lord intervened and the floods and storms came to an end.
– No matter how great the flood or how dark the storm, HE will remember you!
PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have promised never to leave me nor forsake me. You will remember me and bring me through the storms of life because I am Your child. In Jesus’ Name, I ask, Amen.
If the mark of a Christian is belief without faltering, I fall short. I have doubted God many times. I have questioned Him. I have not trusted Him completely when things seem impossible.
When I read the bible, I find many examples of people just like me, people who doubted, argued and questioned. Like Peter who knew Jesus so well and yet said, “I don’t know who Jesus is.” Matthew 26:72
Jesus did not reject Him, instead He loved Him and even prepared a meal for Him. Our doubts and fears never drive away our Saviour. He is so patient and loving towards us. Many doubts and fears simply cannot quench His love for us.
Sometimes we get to a place in our life where we must be reminded that God loves us. It is the only thing that can bring us through what life hands us. Psalm 63: 3-5 says that God’s love is all that will satisfy us:
“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
God’s love never fails, it never gives up on you, it satisfies completely, and it is available to you in an endless supply. He reveals it in His Word, in His creation, through others who love you, and especially in the salvation that is offered only through Jesus.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.
One of the tools the enemy uses against God’s children is fear. I hate to admit it but there are days when I get anxious about things and worry gets the better of me. When that happens, I remind myself that I am a child of the King of kings. I have nothing to fear because He loves me and cares for me. And no matter what, He will allow nothing in my life unless it is for my good. The love that He demonstrated on the cross is proof enough that He loves me and cares for me. How will He do anything to harm me? When I rest in that love, fear vanishes in no time.
In one form or the other, we have all experienced rejection. We all long to be loved, we long to be wanted, and we long to belong. However, we don’t realize we have always been loved, we’ve always been wanted, as Song of Solomon 2:16 tells us, “My beloved is mine and I am His …” Indeed, I am His- we belong to Him. While others have rejected us, He wholeheartedly accepts us.
He died to make us His own. No one love us like He does.
Confession: Jesus, I am Yours and You are mine.
Sometimes situations and people can cause us to feel unloved and even rejected. The enemy wants us to feel isolated, dejected and depressed. But look what the Lord says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3 No matter what it looks like or feels like, He loves you and is always thinking of you. Remember He died to make you His child. His death on the cross is proof enough that you are worth more than anything in His eyes.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
And we may think, “Oh, please. How could we ever live up to these standards? It’s impossible.”
Godly love is simply saying, “Lord, You know I am not this way. I am not always thinking the best of every person. I am not always well-mannered. I am not always kind. I am not always longsuffering. But, Lord, I acknowledge my weakness and I want to change.” The Bible says, “The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5) The Holy Spirit will help us.
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10
How do you overcome the fear of rejection? You start by putting God first. Then, you put the opinions of others in a proper place. Don’t overvalue what they say. What they say about you doesn’t change what God says about you. Look what God says about you, “You are precious and honoured in my sight, and I love you.” Isaiah 43:4
Let us not take to heart what people say about us, but know the love and acceptance of God and set our goal to please God and serve Him all the more.