Tough doesn’t mean we have to be fearful. Yes, He is our Lord but does it really mean that His Lordship is over His love? We see all the commands and rules yet all of those are not to limit us but to protect us because He loves us. Tough means enduring all the adversities. God went through everything just to pursue you. He chose you even though He knows your deep dark secrets, your flaws, your mistakes and your past. Yes, you are deeply known yet deeply loved. You know that God doesn’t need you but he wants you. He takes pleasure in you. Every time you are running, He is pursuing you. You did not found God but He found you. That is a TOUGH LOVE.

(Insights from Tough Love Podcast – Victory)