God loves your thirst for Him.
Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. — John 4:14
Parched. Dry. Aching. Not your throat, but your soul. It isn’t drinking water you need, but living water. And there’s only one place to get it. From the living stream.
Run from this dry, barren desert of a world to the oasis of God’s Word. Drink long and deep. Let Him quench your thirst, restore, and renew. Rest in the cool of His shadow. God loves your thirst because it sends you running to Him... because it lets Him refresh you from the living stream.
God loves the way you keep going.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5–6
Well... That last minute change certainly wasn’t part of your plan. And that crisis? It definitely wasn’t on your calendar. What’s a person to do? Hang on. Hold on. Believe and trust. God’s got a plan, a good and perfect plan just for you. He can — and will — use this for your good. Somehow and in some way. So take a deep breath, say a prayer, and take the next step. Because God loves the way you keep calm and trust on.
God loves the way you see.
People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. — 1 Samuel 16:7
When you give your heart to God, He changes the way you see yourself, the world, the people around you. You begin to see as God sees.
You see the sadness behind the smile, the pain instead of the scars, the loneliness behind the bitterness, and the desperation beneath the dirt.
And when you see — truly see — you can help. You can become the hands and feet of God. And you can lead the blind to the only One who can open their eyes. God loves the way you see.
Excerpted with permission from 100 Things God Loves About You, copyright Zondervan.
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There are so many things that God loves about you! He delights in you (Zephaniah 3:17). Psalm 147:11 says that God takes please in those who hope in His steadfast love. Psalm 18:19 says that He rescues is because He delights in us. Psalm 149:4 says that God takes pleasure in His people. He loves you! And, He likes you! Rest in that today and lean on the One who loves you dearly. Come share your thoughts with us. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily