I sat quiet for a few minutes at the lagoon front at the University of Lagos late last year, and my heart craved for the peace I so much needed. I was in the middle of my M.Sc. program and felt completely overwhelmed. I told Abba about my frustration, the blankness I was experiencing at the moment, my anxieties, uncertainties, and even my dreams. I was worried that His promises didn’t apply to me, yet the way God soothes the soul is amazing. He reminded me of Zephaniah 3:17 – “The lord your God is with you, the mighty warrior who saves. He takes great delight in you, in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing”.
There are times when you feel panicked, as if all hope is lost, or even overwhelmed, forgetting who and whose we are in the first place, but Abba cannot forget us, He cannot take his gaze away from us, He invades our ordinary being and makes us feel special. Even when we stray, He loves us, and His voice keeps reaffirming us that He delights in us in every element of our existence, even in our greatest sorrows. His love for us is far too great to be measured, far too vast to be scaled, far too deep to comprehend, and far too passionate to be escaped. His love is powerful, ferocious, and jealous. Because He delights in us, we are made to luxuriate in His affection.

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