No greater cure...
By Bobby Schuller, Crystal Cathedral Pastor
"The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace."
There is something in my life that I treasure more than anything else. I treasure this one thing - that God loved me before I was born. That before I was born, God was looking forward to me being born. He was excited about the fact that I was born and that I live in this world.
That's how God feels about you, too. When your mother was pregnant with you, God was thinking, "I can't wait until this baby is born. And I can't wait to have a personal relationship with this new life." A proud, loving, and good Father, the Lord sees in you what nobody else can see, believes in you when nobody else believes, and loves you to an extent that cannot end.
The apostle Paul tells us that our suffering turns into perseverance, and our perseverance turns to character, and our character turns to hope. That happens because the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, is injected into our hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit. There is no greater cure to all of the ills, all the turmoil in the world around us, than the human heart being brought to a peaceful shalom place because of the love of God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for loving me from the very moment I was conceived. Through your love, I feel a peace that passes all understanding. Amen.