Rely on God’s Love

February 10, 2017 | Tags: ,

God is love 1And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

-1 John 4:16 NIV

When all else fails in your moments of difficulty, turn your attention to the love God has for you. It can be hard to do that when you are experiencing trials. Maybe you wonder if God loves you. Rest assured, friend, He loves you more than you can imagine. Trials and tests come so that He can show you He is your Redeemer. Without trials, you wouldn’t get a chance to experience His power over them, and you wouldn’t get a chance to experience His great love for you.

Cultivating a habit of meditating often on God’s love is hugely rewarding. It brings joy in the midst of sorrow. Even when the sorrow continues, you can still have feelings of happiness because of God’s great love. We desperately need the love of God to carry us, because His love is unconditional. Human love is conditional upon whether you or I meet the person’s expectations. If we don’t, the person may stop loving us. But God doesn’t ever stop loving us. His love is based on who He is, and God is love. Remember, while we were still sinners, Jesus Christ died for us. He died for us while we were at our worst. He will love us no matter what we do.

Allow yourself to bask in the love of God today. Look around you and praise Him for His beauty in nature. Praise Him for what is going well in your life right now. Every good and perfect gift is from Him. These are all expressions of His love. And most importantly, praise Him that He is right by your side, carrying you through this day. His love is in His constant presence with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He loves you very much.

By Courtney Silberman


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