“I couldn’t run, couldn’t run from His presence. I couldn’t run, couldn’t run from His arms.” –Chris Tomlin
There are seasons in life when everything is confusing and overwhelming. It seems like everything is in hyper drive. Right now I feel that God has given me so much opportunity for ministry, many ways to use my talents in my job, a calling to step it up in several areas of my life, and an increased awareness of His complexity. And on top of that, Satan is on hyper alert and is doing his best to discourage and speak into the situation. This is one of the times when I don’t have to wonder what God is trying to teach me and form in me; and that’s a good thing, because it’s hard enough to simply surrender. If I could describe what is going on in my heart and mind right now, I would simply tell you that it’s LOUD. There’s just so much noise, and it’s exhausting.
However, God has a way of breaking through the pandemonium in His own sweet way. When it seems like we don’t know which way is up, He sweeps in and centers us. God has been doing that for me in a unique way.
There is a really popular song on the radio right now by Chris Tomlin called “Jesus Loves Me”. Usually I get sick of songs playing all the time, but there is something different about this song. It seems to come on when I am in a particularly difficult spot, and not just in my car but in other places too. It’s like I can’t get away from this song, and the chorus simply says, “Jesus, He loves me, He is for me.” It is such a simple truth, but one that pierces the clamor and quiets my heart every time. “He loves me”…the absolute most important truth in all of history.
What a precious thing it is to be pursued, to be believed in, to be held. In times when I can’t perceive a clear direction, I can trust His heart…His beautiful heart that loves me. I can trust His arms that carry me. I can trust His eyes that see me as I am with all my fears and weaknesses but still believe in me. And it’s this love…this powerful love that is my refuge.
“Jesus, He loves me, how can it be? He loves me, He is for me.” Let that truth guard your heart today.