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!
By Robin McKay, Set Your Heart To Seek God