He gives us rest, leads us to rest, to lie down in green pastures, by still waters..
I feel the Holy Spirit is telling me over and over again lately to just REST..Rest in Him and His Love..
To stop trying so hard..to stop 'doing' at all..to just relax and rest..
To be still and listen to His heartbeat of love..
To stop trying to figure out the answer to my problems and just look at Him..
There is healing in that gaze, in those eyes of Love..
His eyes are on us at all times, watching over us, looking at us with love..
A friend told me she had heard a pastor say, "Go look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself 'God loves you'", and we were agreeing that it would be hard to do that, that we might break down and cry or find ourselves unable to do it..
But it is true..God loves us..we will never get to the end of that Love.
It never fails, never runs out, never gives up on us, as the song says.
It is freely given, without us needing to earn it, deserve it, or CAUSE Him to give it to us - it's FREE!
Rivers of Living Water are flowing to us - that is the Spirit of Love pouring out the Love of God in our hearts, our souls, our emotions, our lives..bringing healing to all our insecure and wounded places..
It's like there is a little child inside us longing to be held and loved, and God sees that little child in the deepest part of our heart..
We might tend to put up walls to keep people from knowing that little child, to protect that little child from being hurt or rejected..
His gentle grace melts away those walls and soothes us with love, envelopes us in love - He is holding the little child in us, wrapping us warmly in the blanket of His love. We can let Him just hold us and love on us today..
Love on us, Jesus, hold us in Your arms, and reveal Your heart of love to us, sing Your love song over us, show us that we matter, that we are special to You..
There's a place in His heart just for us..He's put us there, and we are safe in His heart always, loved, cherished, home..so we can rest, rest, rest in His love today..