Ask God…do you love me? Do you REALLY LOVE ME? As a woman we need to hear the words “I love you!” Sometimes, it is just because we are feeling discouraged and just need to have the confirmation that we are loved. We want to hear it from our husbands and we want to hear from our kids. I love you, honey! I love you mom! If we are single and are in love, we want to hear it from our boyfriends! We just love to hear that we are loved! It doesn’t necessarily mean you are not confident in your love from others. We just love to hear it! We love…LOVE!! We need…LOVE!! Oh the precious words…I LOVE YOU!
We are relational people and God made us in His image! He is relational and He knows that we need love! He is the greatest lover of all! But yet maybe you are going through a real difficult time right now and you doubt the love of the ONE that created you. Have you? Have you ever wondered if God REALLY loves YOU? Why would bad things happen if He really loves me? Why would He let me go through this if He really loves me? Why would He not answer my prayer the way I want it answered?
I had a time in my life that I did question and I can honestly say that it was during that time of doubt that God revealed His love to me and drew me even closer to Him! See….I did cry out! I cried out to God….”God if you love me, why is this happening?”
I asked Him to me show me His love! I searched the scriptures and God gave me this precious verse that I call one of my favorites! In Jeremiah 31:3 God says He loves YOU “with an EVERLASTING love”! He loves ME with an EVERLASTING love! There is no one else in your lifetime that will love you like He does!!
We may not always understand why things happen the way they do, but no matter what you are going through HIS LOVE will carry you through…if you let Him!! This too shall pass! There is life after suffering! There is nothing too hard for God to handle! He is telling you today…”I LOVE YOU my precious daughter!” “I am here for you my precious child!” “Tell Me, you LOVE ME!” “Praise My name today!” He desires to hear it too!!
My love and my hope comes from The Lord! He loves me with an everlasting love! A love that will never leave me, will never hurt me, will always be faithful to me! He is GOD!! Praise Him and thank Him for His love! His love is enough for today! He is drawing you to Him with His unfailing kindness! He loves YOU with an everlasting love! Everlasting and for always!! This is the love of Jesus!!
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)