You Are Loved


We’re trying to find love. We’re searching for something more…something that will fill us and satisfy us each day. We want to feel significant and appreciated. That’s why when we don’t, we look elsewhere. We look for it in different places. Sometimes we do get to that significance. We do get to that point where we are loved. Sometimes we’ll only find ourselves more wounded than before. But, then, the truth is, we’re not getting the answers. We’re only being misled into the ways of this fallen world…we’re still empty.

Relationships. Promotions. Fame.
Wanting to leave a legacy in this world.
Success. Fortune. Sex. Drugs.
Ministry. Work.
All these are about looking for love, to me.
We want to be loved, that’s why we seek. We’re searching. And we keep on searching. But then, in the wrong places.
It’s not working.
If you’d truly be honest, you’ll know it’s not working.

But the truth remains. God loves us.
God loves us so much.
God loves us so much, that He gave His Son, that takes away our sins, and forgives us,
That we may find the life we need.
“Here we go again…all this God thing that never really worked for me.”
I know what you feel. Well, It didn’t really work for me, too.
That’s because, once, I thought it was all about serving God.
I thought it’s about ignoring our heart and emotions.
I thought by serving Him, I could earn His approval.
“It isn’t?”
Our church has somewhat related to us, discreetly, that God’s love is to be earned through our actions…through our life.
But, that’s a lie.
We can’t earn God’s love.
In our mind, and inside our hearts, we just know that we can’t lay down our life for Him unless we believe that He truly loves us.
Because He truly loves us.
He is love. Real love.
He loves you so much for who you are.
“I can’t seem to believe that.”
You’re right…we can’t seem to believe it.
We can’t seem to believe it… because the people around us make it seem as if its untrue.
Those are lies.
God loves you, even if we don’t feel it.
He loves you, even if we don’t see it.
He loves you, even if we don’t realize it.
We just have to take off the lie in our hearts that says, “God doesn’t love me.”
No matter who you are and no matter what you’ve done, He loves you.
And unless we believe it, and experience that love from God in our hearts, then,
We’ll only get back to searching for love…all in the wrong places.
The love of God for us is immeasurable.

Let’s open our eyes. Let’s run back to the God, who’ll run towards us, accept us, embrace us, and never let go of us.

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7 thoughts on “You Are Loved

  1. Thank you so much for the link. Now I’m off to read the other one. This was a really nice piece and I hope to get there someday-hope to feel this sure about God’s love. Right now-I’m not all that sure. BUT I still strive to follow His word. I think it’s just going to take a little longer for me to get there.

    • Hi there, dearraven, sorry for this late reply. God loves you so much, always remember that. I know what you mean, about taking a little longer. Sometimes it’s just hard to believe because of all of what we’ve been through and looked at in life. But God’s Grace will keep you, as Jesus remained faithful to His task on the cross. Thanks a lot! =)

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