Devotions from Henri Nouwen’s book, The Inner Voice of Love

 We all face choices daily if we will choose for God or for our own doubting self.  We know the right choice but our emotions and feelings may suggest we choose the self-rejecting way. The root choice is to trust at all times that God is with us and will give us what we need most. Our emotions might say we haven’t changed at all.  But God says He loves us and is with us and He wants us to experience the joy of His presence.  He wants to give us a new heart and a new spirit that we may speak with His mouth, see with His eyes, hear with His ears, touch with His hands. He wants our full trust and that we move toward the Light. We can think ourselves into depression, talk ourselves into low self-esteem, or we can think, speak, and act in truth.   Let us not be distracted by our anxious emotions . What is of God will last.  He began something new in us and He wants to bring it to completion.  Our future depends on how we decide to remember our past. Remember we are loved and we are held safe!