"Do you see it? Do you understand? The apostle Paul is basically saying, “God is our Father and He loves us! He delights in us! He delights in YOU and ME! We are His CHILDREN!” THIS is who we are! "
Does your relationship to God have barriers because you have been affected…scarred, even, from the evil of the world? Rest knowing that we are anchored in Christ; things of this world will affect us but do not deeply shake or destroy us. We mourn over evil, but we also keep pressing on boldly, victoriously, rejoicing in peace!