Knowing God's love as a secret to getting through difficulties

Crossway has some great posts!  Zac Eswine just wrote a book for pastors to encourage them using his experience as a pastor. Here is an excerpt from his blog post on reshaping your life around God's love.

Relocate the True Story Each Morning

1. Begin your morning remembering who God is.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
      slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The LORD is good to all,
      and his mercy is over all that he has made. —Ps. 145:8–9; 86:15; 103:8, 11, 17
2. Remember that you are in God’s world.
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. —Ps. 33:5
3. Put evil news and tauntings back into their proper places.
Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
      The steadfast love of God endures all the day. —Ps. 52:1
Amid lament, righteous anger, or frightened thoughts, relocate the good news.
The steadfast love of the Lord.
It fills the earth.
All day long it doesn’t quit.
4. Which means that you remember who you are in the morning.
His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
      nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,
      in those who hope in his steadfast love. —Ps. 147:10–11
His love for you, not your effort, forges your hope. His delight and joy in you isn’t sparse or leftover, but “great!” (Ps. 117:2).
5. So, use the word “my.”
he is my steadfast love and my fortress,
      my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield and he in whom I take refuge . . . —Ps. 144:2

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