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Leaning into His Love

Psalm 34:5

Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed.

When we look to Christ, we are depending upon His love for us. Becoming completely engrossed in His love will give us joy. A heart filled with joy will project a radiant face. If we could only focus upon His great love for us every time we encounter failure, disappointment, trouble, or heartache, we would truly shine with a face that radiates joy.

With my recent move, I’ve developed a term I call “leaning.” When I’ve done all I know to do, I pray and release the matter to God, leaning upon Him to do what I can’t. I’ve learned that leaning gives me the opportunity to see Him move in ways I never imagined, and I experience His grace in a whole new way. Leaning deepens my relationship with God because it requires my reliance upon Him. I am learning to lean more and worry less. God has truly filled me with joy as He has unfolded His plan for me in this move! Worry has always caused me to expect and plan for the worst, but leaning has taught me that the very best is found in His presence and in my reliance upon Him.

Take a long look in the mirror this morning and think about what you see. While you might see worry lines, God sees His beloved child who was worth the ultimate sacrifice of His Son. Begin to praise Him and thank Him for His great love for you, and rest in the assurance that He is working all things together for your good. Lean into His love and watch His grace surprise you with joy!

Have a blessed day!

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