You are LOVED!

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So many things in this life get in the way of the one simple truth that we all need to keep close to our hearts.

We are loved.

I am loved.

You are loved.

For me, I am the thing that gets in my way.  I get in my own way?  Yes, I do.

I doubt.  I doubt my abilities.  I doubt that I’m able to accomplish the things God has given me to do.  Can I really raise these children?  Can I really be a good wife?  Can I teach this class?  Can I sing this solo?  Can I make this cake?  Can I…?

I forget.  I forget to pray.  I forget His love.  I forget His faithfulness.  I forget He has my life under control.  I forget to search His word for answers.  Why is this happening?  Why can’t I figure this out?  Where are my answers?  What path should I take?

I worry.  I worry about health.  I worry about money.    I worry about time.  I worry about safety.  I worry about the future.  Will my children get sick?  Will they be protected?  How will we take care of extra expenses?  Where will the Air Force send us next?  What will we do after military retirement?

I am insecure.  I’m not good enough.  Not pretty enough.  Not skinny enough.  Not rich enough.  Not talented enough.  Not smart enough.  People don’t really like me.  I don’t fit in.  I don’t measure up.

I have allowed my doubt, forgetfulness, worry, and insecurities to imprison me.  How can I be the person God designed me to be if I’m inside my own self-imposed prison cell?  I can’t.  I have to let go of the bars, and break free from my cell.  My guess is that you also have things in your life that hold you captive.  You struggle with something that holds you back.  Just like me, you get in your own way.

There is good news for you, and for me.

We are LOVED!

We are enough.  God loves us!  HE LOVES US!  He doesn’t see us as the flawed beings that we see.  He sees us as the perfect beings He created.  He created me with all my flaws so that I could learn and grow through them.  He desires me to seek Him in my struggles.  He wants to help me.  He wants to guide me.  He wants to give me wisdom.  He wants me to trust Him.  He wants me to follow Him.  He wants me to love Him.

He loves me.  HE loves me.  He LOVES me.  He loves ME!  Me!

And He loves YOU!

There is nothing we can do to earn His love, and there is nothing we can do to lose His love.  He may want us to learn, grow, repent, change behavior, or obey, but He will never stop loving us.

His never failing love means that I don’t need to doubt or be insecure.  I am enough.  I am His creation.  He has given, or will give, me the ability to accomplish everything He has planned for me.  I can rest in that.  I can be secure in that.

His undying love means that I don’t need to worry.  He is in control.  He will provide whatever I need in any situation.  Whatever comes my way, I will be fine with Him beside me.

What does His love mean for you?

Because music speaks to me in a way that nothing else does, I will leave you with lyrics that have been on my heart the last few days…

Oh the Deep Deep Love

by Samuel Trevor Francis and Bob Kauflin

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless free; Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me.  Underneath me, all around me is the current of Your love; Leading onward, leading homeward to Your glorious rest above.

Oh the deep, deep love; All I need and trust is the deep, deep love of Jesus.

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore; How He came to pay our ransom through the saving cross He bore.  How He watches o’er His loved ones, those He died to make His own; How for them He’s interceding, pleading now before the throne.

Oh the deep, deep love; All I need and trust is the deep, deep love of Jesus.

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus, far surpassing all the rest; It’s an ocean full of blessing in the midst of every test.  Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus, mighty Savior, precious friend; You will bring us home to glory, where Your love will never end.

Oh the deep, deep love, All I need and trust is the deep, deep love of Jesus.

 

You are loved.  Believe and trust that YOU ARE LOVED!

 

About Beautifully Polarized

Life is ever changing. God is working in me more everyday. He has blessed me with a husband who is my best friend in every aspect of life, and three children who teach me about life and love everyday. He has blessed me further with friends who help me get through the rough days, and laugh with me on the good days. And, I believe He gave me the best mom a girl could ask for. He has also given me trials so that I can grow into the person He intended me to be. Walking with Him makes life in this world bearable.

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