Love is one of those we take for granted. I think many times we equate God’s love with human love. It’s really all we know. It’s one thing if we have all great and loving relationships, but we live in a broken world with broken people. So most times we don’t even have a healthy view of love. Love in our culture means loving when it feels good. Loving when it’s convenient. Loving when it’s easy. And as soon a they’re not, culture teaches us to give up on love.
This is the furthest from the love we experience from God. His love knows no bounds, no exceptions, no limits. This is a foreign concept in our culture.
When everything I knew about God was in upheaval, I was clinging to everything I knew to be true. God loves me. God truly and completely loves me. He loves me.
When I was preparing for this difficult situation, I learned (from my counselor) to acknowledge what I was feeling, get to the root of the lie causing those feelings, and replace my the lie with truth. What I eventually started to realize was that the lie I was believing was that I wasn’t worthy of love.
I started repeating truths to refute the lies:
I am loved by God.
I am a loved daughter of God.
I can rest in God’s love.
Love. God lavishly pours out His love on my life. He reminds me then no one in life measures up to the love I expect, He demonstrated perfect love by sacrificing His own Son, Jesus. I am baffled by His love. Not only did He love me in this life-altering way, but He also continues to show me love on a daily basis.
God is love. And He longs to show His love to us.
This blog post is a part of a series called Rediscovering God for the Write31Days challenge to write every day in October. You can find links to all posts in my series here. If you want to know more about the Write31Days challenge, you can find out more at www.write31days.com.