Looking away from lifeâ€™s ever-changing circumstances that we will all face to some degree, they keep their eyes focused on the unchanging truth of Godâ€™s love seen in Jesusâ€™ sacrifice on the cross. They know and believe the love that God has for them (1 John 4:16). When they read Jesusâ€™ words in John 17:23 that â€śGod the Father loves us as much as he does Jesus himselfâ€ť they simply believe Jesus. The knowledge of their Fatherâ€™s personal love for them is vital in their ability to move forward and keep the faith, no matter what life brings.
Rooted and Grounded in Love
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faithâ€”that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV