The LORD is my strength
and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him,
and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to Him in song.
Storms will find us
Pain will blind us
Fear will bind us
but Love will remind us
God is our refuge
Doubt will cause us to hide
Worry will cling to our side
We may even stumble over pride
but Love will highlight
God is our refuge
We all know the storms of life will come, smashing up against us with a powerful force, but will the love we proclaim for God stand the test...?
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is... what it says in 1 Corinthians. Anything other than that is not love. Love is what love is, and it will remain true to itself. It will not bow and change to suit our mood or feed our ego. We will. But it won't. God's love never changes. It is not guided by the wayward emotions we humans love to play with. He knows what love is and He stays true to that, no matter how we behave, no matter how we carry on, no matter how much we let Him down.
When the storms hit, God and His love remain the same. He does not change. He continues to love us, to hold on to us, and even believe in us. Can we say the same when we enter a stormy period...? Or do we let Him and our love for Him go...?
I guess we'll find out soon enough...
He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud.
He is not rude, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered,
He keeps no record of wrongs.
GOD does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
GOD always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.