God and Love. Two words that are identical. The comprehension of God’s love is well beyond my simple mind. In mean, I know love – I have shared it, received it and lost it. That is my human comprehension of love. It is in the “losing” of love where my understanding of what loves is gets tainted. When it comes to God, “losing love” does not exist in His vocabulary. There are many Bible verses and scriptures that explain His love for us, so why is it so hard for so many of us to grasp and understand?
All of us have had friends and loved ones who have left us and no longer wished to be a part of our lives. As such, our understanding of love includes that sick feeling in the bottoms of our stomachs that hurts to the very core of our soul that accompanies losing someone you love and the feelings of loneliness and heartache that seem to penetrate every part of our existence. That is why love as defined in the human expression varies. Such is not the case with God – God is love.
The love of God is not based on our possessions, our social standing, or on our achievements. The love of God is not based on how well we behave, how we act or how we conduct ourselves. The love of God is not dependent on our financial position, our on our position within the religious community. God’s love is not based on our prayer life, how much we pray and seek Him, or how “righteous” we act. There is no love that compares to the love of God.
God’s unfailing love for us declared over and over in the Scriptures. It is fact whether or not we choose to believe it. Fear, failure, and doubt cannot stop God’s love, and even the greatest faith cannot create it. It is in the very nature of God to demonstrate His love toward us, proven through His Son Christ Jesus who gave himself as a sacrifice for our sins.
What a comfort, what a blessing, what joy there is in the love from our Lord to know that no hardships, troubles, lack of finances, nothing we can ever experience no matter how hard, trying or terrible things get, and nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Hardship, distress, pain, trials, sickness and sorrow. These are all conditions in which the love of God will increase as we experience struggles in our lives. There is no situation in life so powerful that God’s love will not bring you comfort.
Have you ever felt unloved, totally rejected? We all have, and more than once. Have you ever felt forgotten, misplaced, used, and discarded like no one cares about you or loves you? I know I have – we all have suffered through this kind of pain.
I want to let you know that there is comfort and solace in the knowledge that God will always love you; He will never forget you, He will never forsake you, He will never neglect you, He will always answer you, holding you in the palm of His hand. He will NEVER stop loving you . . . NEVER.
Many times we are overwhelmed by the pain that life brings us and we reach out for love from those that are the closest to us, our friends, our family members, our co-workers and many times, other believers. But as is often the case, the dire straits that we find ourselves in, and the object of our concerns are too overwhelming for even us to face, let alone even our closest acquaintances. Often, what ends up happening is both you and those you reach out to become overwhelmed by the adversity that you face, making the situation seem even more and more hopeless which in turn causes you to become even more desperate in your search for love, comfort, support, encouragement, and the resolution to your problems.
Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has born? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
Our God never becomes so busy or preoccupied that He is not attentive and caring toward the needs of any of His children. We read here in Isaiah that it would be easier for a nursing mother to forget her infant child at her breast than for God to forget one of his children that He loves and holds dear and near to His own heart.
There is a special bond that a mother has with her newborn child. It is one of the wonders of all creation, the special love between a mother and child. She is in tune with every need, necessity and desire that her child has. Nothing can preoccupy her or take her away from her child’s needs. We read in God’s word that our Lord feels the same way toward you and I. He makes this promise here in Isaiah that He will NOT forget us; we are always on His mind. It is amazing that God wants us to realize that his love exceeds that of an attentive and loving mother. He anticipates our every need, even as a mother does her infant child. The Word goes even further, showing us that it is possible for a mother to forget the care of her child, but that is impossible with God. When God says, “I will not” – you can take that to the bank. He promises us that He will always love us and will not forget us.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you to reach out to someone as a friend? After you explain your situation, and they became fully aware of your situation and what you need, does the phone suddenly becomes silent at the other end? They say, “Let me get back to you on that”, and then when you try to call them back, suddenly there is no answer, and your calls keep going to voice mail. Does this sound familiar? Has this ever happened to you? This will never be the case with God. You will never wonder if He got your message, or received your email. If your lips are moving, He is receiving. Such is the power of the love of God.
His love gives us the assurance that he will answer our call . . . Call 1-800-GOD. He is available 24/7 and 365 days a year. We read in
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
What God is saying to us here, is dial me up. I will always answer, 100% of the time. You will never get a voice mail or a busy signal. He is always ready and willing, even desirous of hearing your cry for help that He can be your God, your Heavenly Father who loves you as His child, caring for you and nurturing your every need.
Do not let the cares and concerns of this world worry you to the point that the enemy convinces you that your Heavenly Father does not love you, because that is not possible. God is no respecter of persons, which means that God has equal love for all His children. Don’t ever let anyone, including Satan whisper in your ear that God loves others more that you might perceive to be “more spiritual” than yourself. That is a lie of the enemy. God loves us all the same. God loves you as much as Peter, Paul, John the Baptist or even Billy Graham. He cares for all of us equally with the same love, concern, and attention that a mother does to her newborn child. There are very few things in this world that give you that kind of assurance.
I want you to know, and to rest assured that there is only one love that is greater than a mother’s love for a newborn child and that is the love that God feels and demonstrates toward us as His children. His love was, and is continuing to be demonstrated toward us, as He gave His only Son as a sacrifice for our sins that we might be nestled next to His heavenly bosom by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now that’s assurance. He remembered you before you were ever born by offering you His Son to die in your place. He did that for you in love. He will never forget you in this lifetime or in that lifetime to come.
He pours out his love upon each one of us every second every day. His love is our everything. Even when we are unaware He is working in love, behind the scenes protecting us from danger and saving us from you from catastrophe. His love gives us strength, energy and the will to go on when we desperately needed it. If we will but look closely at all those many very wonderful and unexpected things that occur in our lives, you will see the deep love of God at the center of all our joy, happiness and success.
In a world filled with broken hearts and shattered souls God delivered our only hope in Jesus Christ. He was born as a babe in a manger and ended up naked, broken and having bled out our sorrows on a cross for our sins. That is love. Jesus in love let himself become broken for each and every one of us.
God is Love, and His love is very different from human love. God’s love is unconditional, and it’s not based on feelings or emotions. He doesn’t love us because we’re lovable or because we make Him feel good; He loves us because He is love. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son, who willingly died for us so that we might know His love – That is how great His love is.
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