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  1. Amen! Dearest Lord empower us to not believe Satan’s lies that God’s presence & love is tied to our behavior! Thank you for sharing & this relatable example of God’s truth. Blessings!

  2. I know this – He loves me – so why am I so afraid of His lessons or His sifting when life seems to cave in around me? I read Psalms and rest in David’s cries to Father. Yet I still have dread – coupled with firm surety that He will deliver us to a better place. The pain still hurts in the ‘life-ing’.

    • Oh dear J, praying you will KNOW tangibly that His perfect love for you can cast out all your dreads. The struggle is part of being human. Yet God has already won the victory for you. When those dreads start to rise, remind Satan to leave you alone & practice gratitude & praise to the Victor. The switch of focus works to ease my dreads & I bet it will for you too. Blessings, heavenly sis!

  3. Thank Anna for this reading. It reminds me of just how good God’s love is for us. That it cannot be earned as you. God loves us so much. Nothing will ever stop God loving us. It reminds me of the kids song I learnt at Sunday School when we. It true for us Adults. It reminds us of God’s love for us. It is that lovely song. “Jesus Love Me This I Know For The Bible Tells me So” How true that is for his word the Bible does tell us of how much God loves us. Even in that verse John 3verse 16. For God So Loved The World He Gave His Only Begotten Son” So that is in God’s word the Bible. It tells us God loved us enough to send his son to die for us. No greater Love was that. So that is why the kids song “Jesus Loves Me This I Know For The Bible Tells me So” is so true as it reminds us that God does loves us as his word the Bible tells us. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little keeping you all incourage in my prayers. Xx

  4. Hi Anna,
    To begin, I just want to say how much I enjoy your writing. There is always a hint of humour in your words, along with the truth of God’s Word.
    This post is a great reminder that we don’t have to earn, strive or do anything to receive God’s love. It’s amazing the number of times we keep needing to read posts such as this so that it eventually sinks deep into our hearts, not just our minds. 🙂
    Although I’m not a mom, most of your writings can apply to anyone, at any stage of their life. Thanks for this today! 🙂
    Shalom, Sandy

  5. Anna, you hit this one out of the park! I so needed to hear this in this moment, this day, this week! Thank you!

  6. Anna,

    God’s gracious love constantly amazes me. I get awed during communion each week. Thinking that He died that horrible death just.for.me. The fact that He rejoices over me with singing even though I mess up often. WOW. There is no condemnation with God & nothing I can do to earn His love! Just accept it & share it with this world. Thanks for a great post!

    Blessings 🙂