Daily Delight

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I love You, I love You, I love You – all I could say as I gathered the bits and pieces of my broken heart earlier this week. Faced with situations I never dreamed of, choices I never knew I would have to make, tears relentlessly poured out as I tried to process a future I couldn’t control.
I tried to say other things, to worship with other words, but cradling my knees to my chest, all I could find to say was I love You, I love You, I love You…

And I think at the bottom of it all, I was desperately trying to say: I don’t want to be afraid. Reminding myself I love a sovereign God who tenderly knit me together and orchestrated all my days before even one of them came to be. Even that mess of a day, punctuated with pain and dizzied with grief. He knew. He always knows. And He is working good here. He is working grace here.
Where I am most afraid.

Love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear… - 1 John 4:18 (NLT)

I don’t know if love is the opposite of fear, but I do know it stands in overwhelming opposition to it. Where I am most tempted to be paralyzed and retreat – there stands a grace sufficient for me. There prevails a love perfected and powerful. Captivatingly effortless, like light dispels the shadows: fear the absence of all that is Love. We love, because He first loved. In the reciprocity of this love, this dance and delight, this give and take and give – fear has no home. Not only that – it has no space to even exist.

Whatever comes – He is sovereign, He is enough, and He is love, and there is no room for fear.
There’s only grace and love from here…


About the Author

Amy Summerhill≫ ≫Amy is a twenty-nine year old homemaker, literally (re)making her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her husband and three beautiful daughters. Along with remodeling diy style, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, backpacking and co-entrepreneuring adventures with the ManHub. Above all, she enjoys fostering conversations and communities centered on the beautiful grace and majesty of Jesus - whether that's a church building, bookstore or back patio. She longs to see the Church understand the intimacy of grace and walk in the confident humility it brings. She believes so much in the joy God takes in His children she branded her arm with hephzibah - a Hebrew name that means God delights in her - hoping to inspire strangers and friends alike with the thought that God might just delight in them too.


Copyright © Daughter of Delight
Made with Love by The Dutch Lady Designs