Emanna for 06/07/2019
Being Assured of God's Love
Rom 5:3 And not only so, but we also boast in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces endurance; (5) And hope does not put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Words of Ministry
Many times in our Christian life we need encouragement and confirmation. As we pass through periods of suffering, we may have questions and doubts. Perhaps you say, "Why are there so many troubles in my Christian life? Why are there so many trials and tests?" Although these doubts arise, we cannot deny that the love of God is within us. From the day we first called on the Lord Jesus, the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. This means that the Spirit reveals, confirms, and assures us with the love of God. The indwelling Holy Spirit seems to say, "Don't doubt. God loves you. You don't understand why you must suffer now, but one day you will say, ‘Father, I thank You for the troubles and trials which I passed through.'" Once we were enemies, but Christ shed His blood on the cross to reconcile us to God. What love is this! If God has given us His own Son, surely He will not do anything to hurt us. God is sovereign. He knows what is best for us. Everything related to us has been prepared by our Father. We should simply pray, "Lord, have your way. I simply want what you want. I leave everything entirely in Your hands." This is our response to God when we realize afresh that He loves us so and that His love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 102-103. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/3/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.