MY GOD’S LOVE
From time to time I lack security. I don’t feel safe. I can even wonder, “Does God really love me? How could He after all I’ve done?”
When the trials of life press in, He often seems far away. Welcome to the danger zone. It’s where evil whispers lies in your ear. Evil tells you that love can’t be trusted. Evil says that God is far away and really doesn’t care.
But here is where God is at His best, by sending little reminders that He can be trusted, that His love is constant and near.
God’s love shows in the gentle hug of a friend who knows you’re hurting but doesn’t know why. God’s love shines in the gentle touch of a nurse during a treatment or in the gentle voice of a doctor. It appears in the act of a neighbor who returns your clothes after the wind blows it down from the line or in the smile of your child who says, “You’re the best teacher ever.” It’s a card on your birthday that makes you laugh or an e-mail or a text message that arrives for no other reason than to cheer you up. It could also be a call from your dad or mum telling you “I love you, my child.”
God’s love is all around me. When I look for Him, He will be found. His love shines through the lives of His people.
I Remember that “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:12
Everyday I ask God to open my eyes so that I can see His love shining through the lives of those who touch my life every day and to help me realize that this is His love living in His people. Let these little gestures of love build my trust in Him. Amen.
Posted on November 21, 2014, in Dear Jesus and tagged Faith, God, God's love, God's people, Grace, Hope. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
He loves us more then our minds will ever know
On point, Ezar. I feel the same way you feel sometimes. I am thankful for the people God sends my way in my down moments. I am thankful for his love.
God bless you for this post, Ezar. May the joy of God’s salvation fill your heart, today and always.
Yes! God cares: We can cast our anxiety on God because He cares (1 Peter 5:7). Like a spouse’s hug when we’re stressed or a parent’s hug when we’re worried, God’s love comforts and reassures us because we know that He cares about each troubling detail of our lives.
That’s the good word, the blessed word — God loves us — and we need more and more, again and again, to make ourselves conscious of that: “God loves me. God loves me.” After we reflect on it even briefly, we begin to realize, “I wouldn’t even be here unless God loved me.” God has loved us into being. That’s why we exist, because God loves us.
Whenever we swim or sail in the ocean, the beautiful blue waters of the sea surround us on all sides. Just as while swimming we are surrounded by the ocean, every second of our lives we are also surrounded by the ocean of divine love. The ocean of God’s love surrounds us. It is not only around us, but within. It is to the right of us, the left of us, above us, below us, and in us. If we could only have the eyes to see, we would find we are perpetually swimming in the ocean of God’s love.
In this connection, there is a story of a man who had been meditating many years yet was frustrated because he had not seen God. He had given up many worldly pleasures to meditate and spent long hours meditating in silence. He was devoted and did whatever he could to find God. Finally, he prayed to God, “O Lord, I have been meditating and praying to You all my life, yet You have not appeared to me.” God did not respond to his prayer. The man became more and more impatient and soon started saying, “There is no God. I have wasted my time.”
The man strolled along the side of the river, upset at his lack of experience with the Lord. Finally, the man took a pebble and threw it into the river, saying, “O river, I have wasted my life. I have prayed and meditated to find God, but there is no God.”
Suddenly, a fish raised its head out of the water, saying, “Why have you thrown a stone at me?” The man apologized and said, “I did not mean to hit you. I only threw it into the river in frustration.” The fish asked, “Why are you frustrated?” The man said, “I have spent my life searching for God, but have not found God. My efforts have been wasted.”
The fish said, “You think you have problems? Look at me. I have been swimming in this river my whole life looking for water. I am dying of thirst and cannot find any water to drink.”
The man said, “What is wrong with you? You must be a fool instead of a fish. The whole river is filled with water. There is not a spot in the river where there is no water. You are surrounded by water. Just open your fish eyes to see it.”
The fish said, “Well, it is the same with you. You are surrounded by God. God is all around you and within you. You are swimming in the Lord and claim there is no God. Who is the bigger fool? You or I?” This amusing story points out a great truth. We are all looking for God, but do not realize God is surrounding us and within us. There is no place where God is not. We only have to open our eyes to see it. God is everywhere. Just as the ocean is all around us, so is God.
I sticking to that prayer point.
Everything about the nature of God’s love argues for its permanency. God doesn’t give and then take the gift of love back. Constantly He surrounds us with His love because that is who He is….. Oh yes! I see His love all around….Family, Friends, Life, His mercies….. I love you Lord!
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