The world today is filled with emotionless gestures, dry hellos, in the moment compliments, and false love. The word love gets thrown around, minimizing its true meaning. We tend to get numb to emotions, we have a hard time of digesting what’s truth, and passively ignore the true love that surrounds us daily.
As we are constantly pursuing what truth is in this devious world, it can be so hard as believers to get lost in the midst and make it harder for us to daily grasp the grace of God. Every morning is a daily renewal of grace inputted in our spirits to keep going. Every struggle is just another way of God calling us to keep the faith. Every blessing is another way we are reminded of the truth that God loves us.
I have experienced love being used in lies, in deception, and in times of pain. These experiences have made it hard to understand the love that Christ has for me. Sometimes in my walk it’s so easy to not truly believe the love that I am showered in daily. My human mind can’t comprehend how can someone so holy love someone who has doubted Him, forgotten about Him, and put other things before Him, can love me so lavishly!
Here’s the truth though, although it’s hard to grasp the love that God has for his children, it does not make it untrue. Just because we don’t believe, doesn’t mean its false. God loves you. Our unbelief does not phase god, he will love us regardless if we love him back or believe it. His love isn’t circumstantial. It’s always there. Always will be, to the believers and the unbelievers. The truth is, God doesn’t care if we believe we love him, he still loves us despite our frail faith.
That is amazing!
God loves us so much that he decided he would send his son Jesus Christ to this earth . Jesus, being God in the flesh left his throne to dwell with his children and give them the “option” to be reconciled back to God the father. Jesus died knowing that some would never believe he died for them. He abided to the cross to be the saving grace for us. He knew that there would be wanderers, atheists, slanders, and doubters of the most gruesome death to date. He knew that there would be skeptics of the greatest act of love, in which he displayed on the cross. (John 3:16)
How do I know this truth? I know this because I constantly see God loving and using reckless people in the bible. From the beginning when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit, he still promised a savior (Genesis 3:15). When the Israelites during the exodus needed constant reminder of protection, like a baby not trusting a mother to feed him/her he still provided (Exodus 16). When he used a man like Paul to preach the good news of Jesus Christ to the nations. (1 Corinthians 15:9) Even in groaning and in rebellion God was not phased by their emotions or actions, he still had a saving plan. He still loved.
I see it personally now in this my journey with Christ. When I feel restless and insecure, God continues to prove to me time and time again that he’s got me and he loves me.
It is a daily act of faith for me to abide in the truth’s of God’s love. Not letting the hurt, worry, and ideas on love of this world affect my view of God’s love for me. Here’s the most solid truth that I can give you in a world full of confusion.
God loves you. (John 3:16)
He thought you were worth it. (Ephesians 2:5)
He pursues you. (Jeremiah 17:10)
He cares. (1 Peter 5:7)
Abide in this truth. Remind yourself daily. Deny your puny human perception of love, and grasp real genuine love. Grasp God and continue to live and dwell in the truth of this love that is him. Abide in his truth.
Written By: Micarme Noel