Have Faith

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The Creative Force of the Universe…is Love.

(Listen to my song “God Is” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 145:9

The Lord is good to all and compassionate toward all his works.

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Do you believe that?

Many of us were raised with a toxic image of God…as a judgmental ruler on a throne looking down on us in condescension.

Throughout the bible, we see how the people slowly came to see that our Creator was not a God of wrath…but a God of compassion.

Jesus said this: “If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him” (John 14:7).

Did Jesus smite people? No. Was he compassionate and merciful? Yes!

Jesus forgave his persecutors and killers while hanging on the cross. This is the perfect reflection of God!

While we tend to treat others only as well as they treat us…God pours out love on all things no matter how good…or bad they are.

That’s because in God’s eyes…all is good. However, our actions are not always good.

But at each person’s core is goodness.

Each of us has been created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).

Each of us is on this journey to experience love and then to be love…just like God is.

All Life is precious and is created with love and by Love (“God is love.” 1 John 4:8).

So…in times of darkness and pain, know that God is enduring it with you.

Nothing can keep us from the loving embrace of God!

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Listen to my song “God Is” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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