Fight for His Love

Meditating on Psalm 111.

He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. (Ps. 111:4)

I know very well the great goodness of the Lord, His mercy that endures which I have tasted over and over. I know and have them hidden deep within me, all the remembrances of His wondrous works that He has wrought with His power and unfailing love. I have written about them. I have revelled in His comfort and peace and healing. I have bloomed in His sweet holy presence which is incomparable with all the pleasures in the world. I know and how I long to be basking in them once again!

But I am in that season of my life now where I can only feel His severity. When you’re pummelled with hard physical suffering every single day, it is also difficult to feel His love. You strain for it but it seems you can’t take hold of it.

But I don’t want to be in that place – in the lowest valley, barren, thirsty, and sad. So, in a prayer that opened the floodgates of tears, I came to Him, pleading to feel His love, His love that is better than life, amid the suffering. And I knew that He met me at my place of deepest need. Tears rolled down, speaking of a hunger only the Lord Jesus Christ could fill. And I knew I was accepted.

He has sent redemption to His people;
He has commanded His covenant forever:
Holy and awesome is His name. (v. 9)

Fight for the Savior’s love. It is what makes our lives flourish and gives true meaning to our days. We thrive in it. Never let it go. There should be nothing that can separate us from His love. And nothing that can stop us from delighting in it. No, not our doubts, our sorrows, or sufferings.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”[a]

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 8:35-39)

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Journey with Jesus,

Comments

  1. I often forget how big and great God’s love is. This is such a wonderful reminder.
    Thank you.

    • RinaPeru says:

      Yes, Lexie, I think that there really is a need for us to re-know our God and re-acquaint ourselves with Him every single day.

  2. Thank you for the encouragement. It’s sometimes a daily fight. But as I learned this Sunday, the choice is there, to keep turning to him, relying on his love instead of actively or passively doing wrong. Thank you for writing, for being there, honest and real about the fight. I think it’s what Israel means: wrestles with God-for his blessing.

    • RinaPeru says:

      Yes, Beth! Wrestle for His love! Wrestle for His blessing! Claim it as we are the redeemed, His beloved!

  3. Denise says:

    Hi Rina,

    Always a fighter (!) because we need His presence with us in every situation, and we should praise and rejoice with Him no matter what is going on in our lives. He allows us to experience blessings and also challenges so we can learn to love and trust Him in all things. (HE is a fighter too!) :)

    Visiting from The Beauty in His Grip~
    Blessings and love!
    Denise

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