When all seems lost and confusing,
…….He gives us direction because He loves us.
When we mess up and try to cover up
…….He knows, draws us near and still loves us.
When are drowning and feel like nothing goes right
…….He rescues us because He loves us.
When the waves keep coming
…….He gives us an anchor, because he loves us. (Hebrews 6:19)
When the darkness surrounds us
…….He gives us a light because he loves us. (Psalm 18:28)
When feel empty and have nothing life
…….He fills us up because he loves us.
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. (Psalm 107:9)
When we are alone and weary
…….He provides for us people and himself, because he loves us.
When we are trapped by anxiety and fear
……..He storms the gates because He loves us. (Psalm 18)
As my soul is thirsty to hear every day, our God loves us to a depth and width and breadth that I will never fully comprehend.
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Many are the things that tell us that he doesn’t. The world is drowning out the truth in our hearts. The darkness, the hurt, the injustice, the anger, the loss, the grief, fights to crowd out His truth, that He loves us.
We are quick to say we are sinners and deserve God’s wrath. We see the sin that we are capable of on a daily basis. We are surrounded by it.
But are we quick to remind ourselves and each other that HE, the God of the heavens and the earth, the God of Abraham and Jacob, the commander of the Sun and Moon, loves us?
Are we quick to remind each other that above all else, he first loved us?
We can quickly name off the thing in our life that say otherwise. But when we start with his love, perhaps those things will look different.
In my singleness, loneliness, I can be quick to think that God has forgotten me, that he doesn’t love me. But when I say He loves me enough to give me this time, this season to learn and grown closer to Him. To give me rest and knowledge of him so I am first His before anyone else’s.
In our unanswered prayer, we can say that he doesn’t hear us, that he doesn’t want to bless us. But when we first say He loves us, those unanswered prayers look like our dependence, our reminder that he is the giver of ALL things.
In our trials, we can say that he has left us alone and made our lives hard. But when he say he loves us enough to provide opportunities for our community to love us. He makes a way for us to see his Church as a helping hand.
Friends, are we quick to see Him as a God who first loves?