And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
I remember the first two years of school for my son, Terrique. Often he would come home with a low confidence in himself. This was happening because he was interacting with other kids, and some of them were saying bad things about him. He began to become
discouraged. But through the love and encouragement of his mother and I, Terrique overcame these things. Today, when he is criticized, he is no longer discouraged, because he has been motivated by the love of his parents.
Often we lose our confidence because of the way we see ourselves, or the way we perceive others see us. Basically, we become ashamed of who we are, and our lives; because of bad circumstances, or the bad influence of others. This causes us not to move forward. But the assurance of the love of God has the power to free us from discouragement, and gives us the confidence to move forward.
The love of God gives us the confidence to overcome bad circumstances, and the discouragement of people. When we have the assurance of the love of God, we will not be ashamed to look forward, nor to go forward. We will have hope.. Love is a strong
bond that cannot be broken. And when we walk in the assurance of God's love, this strong bond will keep us standing on and for God, even in the most adverse situation.
The great thing is that the Holy Spirit is continually pouring out, and leading us into the depths and heights of God's love. God loved us when we were sinners. Now, that we are his children, how much more does he love us. No matter what you have experienced in your life, and what others may think or say; do not be ashamed. God's love is available abundantly to you, and nothing can separate you from His love. "His love is like a burning fire."
Lord, thank you for your great love for me. Your love give me the strength to keep on going.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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