“For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.”-1 John 3:20
I’m just hanging out in John today, not even sure why, but that is such a sweet verse, so I’m just going to meditate on it like one might snack on all those delicacies or graze at Christmastime. Do you like to graze? My hubby likes to sit down and consume a pot roast, one giant meal and be done with it, but I am far more inclined to just snack all afternoon, a little here, a little there. I like to feast on the Bible in the same way these days, tiny bite size pieces you can just kind of savor.
I am not feeling the least bit condemned right now, but that verse is such a sweet reminder that God is greater than our feelings, greater than our emotions, greater than those raging storms within and sometimes raging all around us, too.
He knows all things, too, so He totally knows when you aren’t feeling it at all, or when you are feeling something entirely different and it’s all rather awful! God knows, we are not our feelings, we are not defined by our emotions, they are not our identity. Also, they are not the boss of us, nor are they an accurate perception of reality. They can be really good messengers, or they can just be the result of having eaten too much cold pizza over the kitchen sink at 2 am.
John 3 is such a sweet chapter and it begins with how I should probably end this little post, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us….”