Something I have struggled with for so long is feeling loved, especially by God.
I remember singing “How He loves” in sixth grade and it not really feeling true. I knew in my head that God loved me…I mean God loves everyone and I’m someone aren’t I? Yet I didn’t feel it — it was something I had to tell myself not something I lived out.
It was a fact I knew but didn’t believe.
God has really been working on this with me, revealing his love for me, showing me how faithful He has been throughout my entire life. He has showed me how much He loves his people and how deeply it pleases Him when we seek Him. As my intimacy with God has grown, his love for me has become more and more evident. Asking Him to show me his love always leaves me with peace and the confidence that He does.
Last night, something was made clear to me — God is love, He created love, and the love I seek was designed by Him and is expressed by Him.
That empty, love-seeking hole that I’ve always had in my heart was meant to be filled by Him. No one could love me like He does — no boy or friend or family member…
His love is perfect; He will never fail me. He is reliable and always there for me.
God is love; his whole being is love. Before the world was, there was God — the abundance of love. He made us so that He could have people to love and be loved by. He sent Jesus to die for us because He loved us and wanted us to get to spend eternity with Him.
Every type of love people have ever manifested stems from his very being.
God is love. God loves you. He created you in love to be loved by Him.
Here are some things that the Holy Spirit put on my heart this morning
“Do you know why you love? Because GOD IS LOVE. God is that feeling, and God gave you that feeling. He feels that FOR YOU. He loves YOU. Love is from God, and He gave you that desire for Himself”
“Maybe by the world’s standards I’m not very lovable. But the world didn’t make me, and I wasn’t made for this world. God made me as I am and loves me so much more than the world ever could. It doesn’t matter what the world says about me because God doesn’t care about its opinion. God sees me as beautiful and precious, a child He died to save. He loves my quirks and odd qualities — He made them and calls them “good.” He designed everything the world considers a flaw; He has a purpose for everything I might not like when I look in the mirror. God knows my name and knows every hair on my head. He loves me more than my desire to be loved. God loves me because of who He made me not based on what the world says I need to be loved”
“If my mom loves me so much and so well, how much more, O LORD, you must feel for me”
And here are some Bible verses about the love of God
“Yahweh! The Lord! The God of mercy and compassion! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness” – Exodus 34:6
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” – 1 John 4:7-12
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” – 1 John 1:3
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” – Galatians 2:20
“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” – Jeremiah 31:3
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