Just in case you didn’t already know…YOU matter and YOU are loved. I sure needed to be reminded of this recently.
God has been showing me a lot about love over the past few months, stopping me in my tracks to remind me that he loves me. I tend to forget about his love and can end up feeling anxious, stressed and sad.
It was during a worship service in early December held by the Christian club on campus where the “unraveling” began. I’m definitely emotional and not one to be ashamed when I feel the feels, but I don’t cry easily in front of people. It just doesn’t happen (much). But, as soon as the worship team began to lead “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”, Niagara Falls decided to rush out of my eyeballs. Seriously. Something about the lyrics and what I was going through at the time hit me like a runaway train! I wondered why a song I’ve been singing since I was a little kid hit me so hard? Because that it was then that the reality of God’s love sank in. I needed to break and soften a little in order for God to have my full attention.
But God did NOT stop there
I went to a student conference over the Christmas break, and, again during a worship set, God sat my self-sufficient behind down and let me know:
“Hey, you, my child. Why do you want so badly to be liked by people, when I LOVE you?”
Yeah, that hit me hard.
Why would I want so badly to be approved of by people when I have a God who LOVES me so unconditionally? Trust me, all this has got me feeling all sorts of overwhelmed!
And you know what? You can experience this overwhelming feeling of love that I’ve re-discovered. God loves YOU. God will never give up on YOU.
Here is one out of MANY verses in the Bible that mention God’s love for us
1 John 4:9
“God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.”
I mean, I have the Greek word for unconditional love tattooed on my forearm and yet I still need to be reminded daily. Even when I’m at my worst, he’s always there to pick me right up, help me dust myself off, and tells me to keep going. If he’s done that for me, a stubborn and indomitable young woman, he most certainly can do the same for you.
God wants you to seek him because he made you and loves you. There’s no small print, hidden costs or monthly payments of $9.99 for our sins because all of that was paid on the cross, for us. All because of his unconditional love.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because if I didn’t experience God continually coming in and healing my fears of being unloved, I wouldn’t have an unconditional love story. That’s why I started this blog just a little over 2 years ago, I want to share God’s love with whoever reads this.
So yeah! I posted this just in time for Valentine’s Day. Yuck right? No, not at all! Let God be your unconditional love!
Until next time,