“Great peace have they which love thy law: And nothing shall offend them.”
(Psalm 119:165 KJV)
For many years as a Believer I worried, was easily offended, and stressed over things that brought much fear into my life. As I look back over those years, my problem was not knowing the love God had for me! Friends, I was a terrible mess until the LORD intervened.
It was the year 1987, I was driving to work listening to Pastor John McCarthy, and it just happened he was teaching on “God’s Love!” As He presented his message on “God’s Love,” I could feel the presence of Holy Spirit in the car with me saying “this is TRUTH. God loves you more than you can begin to understand.” I begin to “cry” and my heart seemed to burst for a love for God that I had never known before. With this new revelation, I began rejoicing before the Lord, thanking Him for revealing Himself to me in a way that I now understood, and I received the awesome Truth of His love.
Since then, I now know the peace of God. When I study the Word, Father God’s love pops up at me through the scriptures, confirming to me His love. I have also learned that offenses will come my way, but when I bring them to Father, He helps me work through them by understanding my offender so that I don’t develop a root of bitterness toward them.
What is taking your peace? Do you know God’s love toward you? Isaiah Chapter 49 beginning with verse 14 gives us reassurance of God’s love toward us. For instance, He says we are in engraved in the palms of His hands; and that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Also, Lamentations 3:22-24 reads that God’s mercies (steadfast love) toward us are new each morning.
Knowing and believing God’s love is steadfast for His children should be enough for every child of God to rest with peace in Father God’s love. We don’t think and act as the world in a stressful and vengeful manner. No, when we love the LORD and His Word, we are not easily offended, we are peacemakers enjoying the beautiful “LOVE” of our Father and loving others.