No Fear in Love

He wrapped his arms around me tightly and I felt myself finally relax, my head resting against his chest.

“You’re going to have a great day. I’m praying for you,” he says gently. I thank him and pull away to look at him. This is the worst part of my day, saying goodbye. I’m looking at him, but somehow all I can see is the hours of alone time ahead of me.

Last week was a pretty lonely one. He knows. We talked about it.

It was a combination of factors: a pretty quiet week for me in the office, meaning lots of alone time at my desk, and two work dinners in a row for him, meaning two late nights away from each other. I felt it, felt myself spiraling. That old familiar feeling, an ache in my heart, a tiredness in my bones.

I find myself fearful of going back to that lonely place. But God so gently reminded me today –

There’s no fear in Love.

He is teaching me so much about His character through the way Kent loves me. He’s gentle. He’s endlessly patient. He’s fearless.

When I feel discouraged, Kent is full of hope. When I am negative, he is positive. When I have doubts, he is sure. He gives life such grace. Every single day, grace upon grace upon grace. With me. With others. With coworkers and strangers. And I see Christ’s love for me when I look at him. Sweet. Constant. Strong. Fearless.

This morning after pulling away from Kent I looked at him. His words and his presence are like a cool salve on my hot, aching, lonely heart.

“And you look so cute, today!” he says, smiling at me.

How does he do it? He’s bright and cheery on a Monday for goodness sakes! And I can’t help but smile back. Not just at Kent, but at Jesus who is wooing my tired heart over and over and over.

There’s no fear in His love.

And I fall in love all over again.

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This month, I pray you come to know the Father’s love for you even more deeply. As we celebrate our love for each other, may we not forget to fall in love over and over again with Love Himself. 

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