Do you know who loves you? Do you know how deeply you are loved? Do you know you are not left alone to figure out life?
God LOVES us, really really really loves us and wants nothing but the best for us. Everything he has done is for us, is because of his love for us. He is the most absolutely wonderful father. He knows how to give us good gifts and gives them. He knows the desires of our hearts. His Word says, Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3 NIV He knows the deepest dreams we have, the longings of our heart that no one else does. He designed us with these special longings that we could do life with him and see his glory worked out in our lives.
God’s grace ways, love ways and mercy ways are exhibited so many times in Scripture! It is the most wonderful treasure hunt we could ever go on and God is so vast in his goodness, we cannot exhaust finding all the ways he is so wonderful! No matter how much I learn, I continually discover more! His love is deeper and is beyond what one can learn in a lifetime.
Did you know God sings over us? The LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love he will calm all your fear. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17NLT This truth is so beautiful. We are each such a treasure to him!
He knows everything about us, more than our moms or our best friends! You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:2 God knows every detail of our day and he loves to do life with us. He knows our thoughts, what’s on our mind each moment. He is the one that is so safe to share all of our life with. He awaits to heal our broken hearted places, bless us with love, and delight us with his presence.
He knows how many hairs on our heads! Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 God loves every detail about us, he wants us to know how intimately he knows us and wants us to know him deeply too. The more we know how secure we are in our Heavenly Father the less we are constricted by fear.
Jeremiah 29:11-13″ For I know the plans I have for you,”says the LORD, “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope, In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you.” says the LORD. NLT Good plans, we are never alone or without something to do! He has plans, and good ones! Something really wonderful: God has plans for us to rest too! As part if these good plans, He planned a Sabbath day each week to take time to rest in him!
He hears our every prayer! I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayers for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath. Psalm 116:1-2NLT God is so kind, he bends down to us, leans in to listen closely. He loves for us to ask everything on our hearts and minds.
He strengthens us: that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16
He sent JESUS! God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him, shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV. I think we miss the statement, “so loved”. He so loves us! He has gone to great lengths to show us how much! He loves us personally, individually. Yes he loves you and me!
If you have walked away from God because you feel he can’t love you, or if you have thought he is angry at you, or if you are angry at him, I encourage you to stop today and pray. I have been there-all the “there’s”! Express to God whatever is on your heart, ask him to show you himself, tell him your feelings. He is big and can handle anything you have to say to him. Ask him to show himself to you in these above mentioned scriptures, ask him for help to know him more. You will be so glad you did!
I am so thankful the Lord continues to seek us out. No matter how many mistakes or how many times we stumble he is there with grace. It is such a comfort to know the grace is so beautiful and God is waiting and looking to bless us, looking for moments to show us love!
Know you are LOVED completely today and everyday no matter what!
Smiling in His Love,