Newsletter Devotionals: Safe in God's Arms by Noah Wright

We're living through scary times. The corona virus reminds us of our own weakness and frailty. It brings out some of our biggest anxieties. But as we celebrated Easter we were reminded that God relieves our greatest fear by reminding us that we are deeply loved.

This is the most fundamental worry of our souls: am I loved? Do I have value? Even the most hardened narcissist is a sad, insecure person longing for love and acceptance.

We all have an inner voice that doubts our worthiness. Have I made too many mistakes? Am I a disappointment? Did I do enough with me like? Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Stronger than the voices that cast doubt, is the voice of God in Christ which says, "you are loved so deeply, so fully, so completely that I gave myself over to be tortured, mocked, and crucified for you."

Don’t miss this because you’ve heard it before: God loved us, while we were still
sinners. So while you were busy making terrible mistakes, cheating on your
taxes, and casting the first stone; God was busy loving you.