Edgar Mayer – Living Grace Church
When you are discouraged, you need to experience the love of God. At least, this was the view of the apostle Paul who wrote to one of the churches: “So I ask you not to lose heart… I am praying that you may come to know practically, through personal experience the love of Christ which is beyond human comprehension” (Ephesians 3:13-21, Amplified Bible).
The great secret of the Christian faith is an invitation to experience God which goes beyond mere intellectual understanding of truth or rational arguments. Just consider some other statements of the apostle Paul: “God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5, Amplified Bible). | “You welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6). | “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
Do not settle for anything less. Expect, pray, and receive a taste of the greatness of love, joy, and peace which God has for you.