Years ago, someone handed me a book that was so pivotal in giving me hope that God truly loved me. Within those pages of “Love Letters from God”, He revealed His heart. I had little understanding of the Bible and therefore knew little of His character, but the author wrote letters as though God had written them especially for me. Fast forward a few years and I’m sitting in a church service and the pastor says “You can’t trust God if you don’t know God!” That statement was the one that sent me seeking as never before because boy, did I have trust issues! I swam daily in the river of worry, surfed waves of depression and was drowning in fear. The Bible says “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18
I left those waters and settled on the banks of the River of Life. It has been a journey and one I would not trade. The move was worth it. I sit and bask in the rays of light and listen to the gentle sound of the the water as it carries His words. It is there that I have learned to abide in the secret place of the Most High and hide in the shadow of the Almighty.
My hope is that you will join me as I journey further to know our creator’s heart. May you find rest along the way, healing balm for your past and present and hope for your future. I pray the words I transcribe as I lean in to hear the Father’s heart will bless you and encourage you!