The love of God is unfathomable and unlimited. Although husbands, lovers, sisters, brothers, parents, children, friends, and others may reject or hurt you-intentionally or unintentionally-God will not!
No matter what you do, He will not desert you. With gentle hands, He will bind-up your wounds and examine your scars. Immerse yourself in God’s love. As He fills you to overflowing within, turn and lavish that love upon others without; if anything is most needed today-its love. Not just any type of love, but a God-like love.
We should seek Him more earnestly for this trait than any other I know. I love, but I’ll be the first to say, I desire more of God’s love, that I might spread it to each one I come in contact with. Let’s look at scriptures about God’s Love, the first being widely known: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe on Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV). “The cross is the ultimate evidence that there is no length the love of God will refuse to go in effecting reconciliation” (R. Kent Hughes).
There’s a song that the words go something like this: “The love of God is greater still, Then tongue or pen could ever tell, It goes beyond the highest star, And reaches to the lowest hell.”
As I’ve said before, there’s no love like the love of our heavenly Father. No matter how low we go, what we must bear or go through, His Love never fails.
“Thank God! He deserves your thanks. His love never quits. Thank the God of all gods. His love never quits. Thank the Lord of all lords. His love never quits.” (Psalm 136:2 MSG) We are to thank God, David advises. Thank our God for there’s never been a god made which can do what our God can, and never an earth lord who is worthy in himself to stand before God Almighty.
“The Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father” (John 16:27 NASB). John Powell wrote, “We keep asking, ‘Who am I that the Lord should love me?’ Instead we ought to be asking, ‘Who are you, O my God, that you love me so much.’
“But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love” (Psalm 52:8 NLT). We should look upon the cross as the lightning rod of grace that short-circuits God’s wrath to Christ so that only the light of His love remains for His believers.
“Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39 CEV). Isn’t this wonderful to know! Nothing, no trial, no heartache, no river, no mountains, NOTHING can separate us from God’s Love.
“This is Love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (I John 4:10 NIV). Oh what Love! That Someone would give His only Son, and the Son would give His life for a sinful world; a world without hope, desolate and barren. Nowhere to turn, not knowing peace. Yet, God gave Jesus, our eternal hope!
Until next time, if we comprehend what Christ has done for us, then surely out of a gratitude we will strive to live “worthy” of such great love. We will strive for holiness not to make God love us but because He already does (Philip Yancey).
From my Heart with Love-Rita