Not long ago I watched a video about a young girl, maybe six or seven years old. At one point she got upset. Really upset. She stomped and ran and yelled. Her dad ran after her. It took a few moments, but he finally caught her. He picked the little girl up and held her tightly. But his grip didn’t deter her. She continued her tantrum, shouting and kicking, pushing against him.
Through it all, though, he held tight. Finally, she settled down. Her body went limp for just a second. And then he whispered, “I love you,” into her ear. She broke into an ear-to-ear smile, reached her arms around his neck and squeezed him hard.
In the Old Testament book of Zephaniah, we read that God “will quiet you with His love.” (Zephaniah 3:17) He will quiet you with His love. What a great statement!
Do you ever feel as though sometimes He has to do that like the dad I just described?
I’m sure there have been times that God has held me close during my own temper tantrums. I kicked and fought, but He held on. And all the while He whispered, “I love you.”
Let Him quiet you with His love today.