Walking into the store I’m surrounded. I guess you could say, “Love is in the air.” But is it?
What is the state of my heart? Do chocolates and flowers make me happy? Must I be remembered by someone to feel special?
So, I look deep into my own heart. I’ve seen the good and the bad. You have too, friend. We’ve felt the weight of God’s love and glory and the pain of loss and rejection.
The future can be so scary. What does it hold? What will tomorrow bring?Looking back may feel old and familiar, and in its own way bring a type of comfort, but I know that life doesn’t exist in the past, only in the present and the future–should God give us that.
Hebrews 10:39 reminds us we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith. What does that mean? It means we don’t fear the future, beloved, or even the hard places we may find in the present. We don’t listen to the siren’s call that says, “Go back! Let’s just go back to Egypt, we may have been in bondage but at least we had food to eat and drink.”
No, we take courage.
We have faith that our God alone holds the future. It is He who determines our steps, and we let this promise guard our heart: ”The lovingkindness of God endures all day long” (Psalm 52:1, AMP).
Now that’s a love I can celebrate all month long! A love that endures. And, as someone reminded me recently, it’s His love that holds onto us, not ours that holds onto Him. So happy ‘Love month’! May our hearts be renewed with the truth of the One who IS love, Himself.