Hoping in God's Love

on Sunday 27, June 2010

Hope is the confident expectation of God’s goodness!  What can we really count on in life?  Someone once said the only sure thing is death and taxes.  Well, I’d like to refute that.

The one sure thing that you can count on – put your complete trust in, rest your whole weight on – is the love of God.  God is love!  He does not have love, he IS love.  He says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.” (Jer. 31:3)  “Who can separate us from the love of Christ?” (Rom. 8:35)  Nothing!

God’s heart of love for you is immense, powerful and absolutely limitless!  It compels him, moves him, overflows from him, and expresses itself in everything he created.  Because he is love, he also is good.  He desires only what is the highest and best for his children.  He craves your company, rejoices in your obedience, basks in your worship, laughs when you laugh, weeps when you weep, and dances when you dance. 

His love is constant, unchangeable and unconditional.  Psalms 147:11 says, ”The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”