Grace Upon Grace

Devotional

All Around Us: The Relentless Love of God

One time when I was 6 years old, while at the grocery store with my mom I spotted the Pop-Tart aisle. Naturally, I ran as fast as I could to grab some blueberry Pop-Tarts, but as I turned around excitedly to show my mom … she was gone. I couldn’t find her anywhere. I was terrified, feeling completely alone. Little did I know, my mom was literally in the aisle next to me. She knew exactly where I was.

We can feel the same way with God sometimes: We’re running around feeling scared and alone. We feel as though God has left us. What we don’t realize is that God is with us the whole time.

On the flip side, I’ve definitely been the person trying to run and hide from God. There have been times I’ve thought God could never forgive me for the things I’ve done—that I was unworthy of being in the presence of God.

And because of the shame I had, I built up walls in my life. I didn’t want to let other people in, much less let God in. But the love and grace of God tore those walls down. I know that when I fall, He picks me up, dusts me off, and continues to love me through it all.

And even when I run from Him, He never leaves my side. He will never leave your side. He will bring you peace beyond your understanding, joy without limits, and unrelenting love. Because you are chosen. You are forgiven. You are loved.

—Life.Church Worship Pastor Savannah Knight

Worship with the song All Around Us.