You are loved! Deeply and completely—perfectly loved!
Surely you’ve heard those words before. Perhaps even said them to yourself or to cheer on another.
Do you believe it—really believe it is true? About you?
Do you feel it—deep within, do you feel intimately and magnificently loved?
Do you recognize it—or are you searching for affection and fulfillment?
Do you live it—are you walking as one who is wanted; with a smile on your face and head held high?
The simple truth is…God loves you!
He loves who you are today as much as when He created you. He loved you as you were being wounded and emotionally injured as a child growing up in this evil, hateful place. He loves you in the midst of hardship and while enduring injustices. He loves every inch of your being—every hair upon your head.
HE. LOVES. YOU!
Of your questions, your doubts, your struggle to trust Him completely.
Of your failures, your regrets, your turning from grace to embrace sin.
Of your abilities, your giftings, your wisdom and knowledge of Truth.
Of your inhibitions, your weaknesses, your fear in letting go to let Him have control.
His love is not measured by what you do, what you say, what you know or even how you live. His love is unchanged whether you are successful in all you do or if you fail. His love does not increase as you work out of your strengths and then decrease when you fall back on your weakness.
God loved you before you ever took breath, before He even placed you in your mother’s womb. From the moment His thoughts created and formed you in His mind—you. were. loved! With an incomparable passion that remains—unchanged!
So why is the simple unbelievable? Because we’ve lived all our life believing we are not enough—not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough, not worthy enough. Experiences assault our worth. Injustices leave scars. In competition and comparison we often fail. And when we are hurting or when we fall short we listen to the Adversary’s lies.
God’s character and His promises are as unending as they are unbending! They will not change on account of you, my friend!
You are lavishly loved while being purposely pursued!
And that is the simple—yet amazing—truth!
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Holley Gerth says
Simple yet amazing indeed. It really all comes down to love, doesn’t it? Glad your words are with us!
Thank you for sharing them here today.
Ida Mundell says
Simple truths that we need to remember. Thank you for reminding me today! Have a lovely week!
“…purposely pursued.” Now that right there? That’ll preach! ; )
Deidra, you always have the right words of encouragement 🙂 That’ll preach? LOVE IT!
AND it’s true 🙂
Thank you, ladies!
Ummm…people need to get out of my head!! Had a little meltdown this weekend and then yesterday’s sermon was something along these lines and had me crying like a baby and then your words today are gentle reminders that God loves me because He made me. Not because I can(‘t) do something for Him.
Beautiful beautiful words! 🙂
So need to hear this today and every day. I have been really struggling this year with feeling loved by God. Or maybe I should say feeling worthy of His love. I still cannot get it through my head, heart, soul that no matter what I do He does love me…
You are worthy! You were worthy of Jesus…so you are worthy!
His blood stamps you “worthy!”
Such lovely reminders this day…thanks for building us up!
thank you so much for these words. i dont stop to think about God loving me, only if others love me or even like me. im going to save this lesson and read it often. i need to remind myself of God’s love for me on a daily basis. for the past 6 months i have been on an emotional rollercoaster, diving deeper and deeper into depression and there are days that i cant get out of that deep, dark pit. i have been feeling so lost and even desperate at times. i have been reading your blogs and it helps me see the light. i do not belong to a church. i work every sunday and have been unable to attend any services. that is why i started following certain blogs like these and at times they do help, so thank you!!! i will continue to follow the blogs and try my hardest to get out of this pit.
I know the pit. To well in fact. I’ve clutched at earth many times to have it crumble between my fingers as I tried to pull myself out. I’ve stood at the edge with head spinning and braced toes curled in dirt, begging not to fall in again. This “Simple Truth” has been anything BUT for me. When I penned it 2 months ago and submitted it here, I had no idea it would be posted on a day that once again, I would be visiting the edge.
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All I know…all I ever claim to know…is Christ and Him crucified–for me, for you! I am claiming that as enough. He loves me. He love you. In unfathomable ways I will never understand. But His love carries, caresses, cares and cures. This I know. This I continue to know. This I know again this morning as I awake to a new day and a new embrace of His love with each rise and fall of my breath. He is as close as that–your breath. Cling to Him as you call out from the pit. He is there. And I am learning from Ann V. that even the pit is grace. Hard, so hard…but still grace!
You will be in my prayers all day today!
May you walk today go into deep peace and joy!
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I’m printing this out and attaching it to my Valentine goodies for my junior high and high school girls! Thanks for sharing this beautiful truth – we all need these reminders!
Janis@Open My Ears Lord says
I continually need to refocus on this and to be reminded that my worth is not measured by my success or failure, by making the right or wrong choices in how I respond to situations.
I’ve been struggling with this the last couple of months. The last months have been a rollercoaster of emotions. And I tend to forget about it every time my husband tells me I mean nothing to him, I feel unloved and unworthy. Today I shall remember this in spite of everything!!!!! 😀