The following post is an excerpt from the book Just for Today: Hope for Single Moms. I do believe, however, that it is appropriate for all my followers — no matter what your marital status.
God shows how much he cares for us when he declares himself as being both Creator and Husband.
The One who put every cell of our bodies together loves us perfectly. He promises to be a faithful husband, to never abandon us and to continue to meet every need.
Furthermore, God also promises to take away our shame. Any critical comments that have been spoken against us. The times we have felt invisible. The ways we may have been labeled throughout life.
All these shameful attitudes and behaviors are deleted by our divine Husband.
God promises to gather us into his arms with great compassion.
He empathizes for what we have been going through.
He feels it, because he, too, was abandoned and rejected by those who were supposed to love him.
God’s kindness is as constant as the mountains that reach their peaks to the sky. His promise of peace will never be broken.
In fact, God treats us like a precious gem — a sapphire, a shining agate.
He wipes every tear from our eyes and creates a soothing balm that covers the soul.
He takes our grief and turns it into compassion for others who suffer, so we learn how to recognize hurts and respond with practical help.
This Creator and Husband will love us forever.
So how can we find hope in knowing these truths? Look for how God shows up every day.
In the glowing eyes of your children as they anticipate Christmas. In the hugs you receive from others who have suffered as you have. In the beauty of autumn colors and the sunsets that signal the end of another long day.
God’s compassion for you never ceases. His mercies never end.
Find something to be grateful for. As we develop a heart filled with gratitude, we focus more on the positives of life. Gratitude gives us a reason to keep on breathing, to wonder which gratitudes we might add to our list tomorrow.
For a fuzzy feel-good read, check out my friend Bea and her BeasAttitudes: http://beasattitudes.net/beasattitudesfb/
Just for today, read Isaiah 54:4. Look in the mirror and declare, “I am loved by my eternal Husband.”
Then believe it and reach for hope.
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