God Does not Want to Lose Us

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we have received from God. Just as Christ's sufferings flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for our comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for our comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we all suffer. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. [2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Galatians 1:3-5] 

Holy Spirit I can rest assured upon the promise You made when You inspired Peter to write, “The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness. But He is patient with us, because He does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” [2 Peter 3:9; John 3:16-21] 

Thank You, Jesus, for desiring us, dying for us, for creating hope and offering salvation when You rose again and are now our advocate before the Father. I am thankful for the Holy Spirit to walk with me, live within me, and guide me as I try to fulfill my purpose daily until it is my time to go home. In Jesus’ name, amen.