I know full well the thoughts and attitudes of your heart, so it is wise to be honest with Me. When your heart overflows with Love and Joy, I rejoice with you and delight in you.
When you are rebellious and ungrateful, I continue to love you perfectly—even though your behavior is unacceptable. The more you believe in Me—who I am and what I have done—the better your attitude will be. When you are feeling ungrateful, you need to focus on the goal of your faith: the salvation of your soul. No matter what you suffer in this life, your soul is absolutely secure. You have an eternity of inexpressibly wondrous Life reserved for you in heaven. This glorious inheritance has been credited to your account ever since you trusted Me as your Savior-God. As you ponder the wonders of your soul’s salvation, you become free—free to receive Joy beyond description and full of Glory!
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
[1 Peter 1:8–9]
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.”