By: Audrey Ellen
Psalm 118:9, “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.”
You know the story...the beautiful princess in harm's way and just when all seems lost, her prince charming rides in, sweeps her off her feet and they live happily ever after.
I would like to tell you a similar story. It begins with you. You have been taken from the one who loves you; all hope is lost and there is no way for you to escape your captor. Then Someone comes after you, rescues you and defeats the enemy.
That someone is Jesus. Jesus is our knight in shining armor. He is the one who loves more than anyone else, and He is the one who died for you.
We try so hard to earn someone’s love when the greatest love of all is being offered to us as a gift! We are forever dreaming of a guy that will fight for us, rescue us, love us and tell us we're beautiful.
Christ has done all of those things! He has fought the ultimate fight for us, defeating death and the powers of hell (Hebrews 2:14-15). He has loved you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3), and He thinks you're beautiful beyond compare (Psalm 45:11).
Christ wants to wipe away your tears, take your burdens from you and lavish His love upon you. The only way for Him to do that is if you trust Him enough to put your life in His hands, and surrender it to Him.
This is more important than you may realize: If God loves you so much, then what are you saying when you continue to chase after others?
We are saying that His love is not enough, and we need more. God is infinite so the only time we ever think we need more of Him is if we have stopped searching for Him. We can chase after God for our whole lives and still never fully grasp God’s love.
I don’t know about you, but it puts me in awe to think that my prince charming is the King of all Kings, and the Creator of the Universe!
Lord, I thank you for rescuing me! I thank you for being my prince, for your willing to die for me! Lord, help me to continue to search after you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Ponder: Acts 5:31, “God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.” Psalm 146:3, “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.”
Ponder: Spend some time this week thinking on and praying about what Jesus did for you on the cross.
Read: The Psalms. Let God lead you to a Psalm that shows His amazing love. There are tons of them!
Share: How radically different would your life be if you fully embraced this truth?
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