Monday, February 6, 2023

Promises of God's Love

I have a secret for you. 

You are loved. 

I have no idea what your life is like or what it has been like. However, I wanted to make sure that you know you are loved... 

by God.

To Please Or Not To Please 

I know that when I was younger, I always wanted to please my dad (my earthly dad). I would try to be really good in the hope of making him proud of me. I tried saying the right things. I tried keeping my grades up, in school (of course).

I struggled a lot with trying to please him, even in the smallest ways. I believed that if he was happy with me, and not mad, then he loved me.

Loved By My Heavenly Father 

It took me a long time to understand that the kind of acceptance that I was craving from my earthly dad can only come from God. He is the only One that loves me enough to forgive me of my sins. He is the only One that loves me no matter how many times I fall or fail at things.

My Word for 2023 is Love(d). I am learning so much about how my Heavenly Father loves me.

Since February brings Valentine's Day, I decided to share some loved verses with you. These verses show how God loves you.

You Are Loved 

1 John 3:1 NIV

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

God loves you so much that He cannot help but to lavish you with His love. He loves you so much that He calls you one of His children. You are a child of God!

Lamentations 3:22-23 NASB1995

The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

The Lord's love for you is so great and it will never cease.

Romans 5:8 NLT

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

God expresses His great love for you by sending His Son, Jesus, to die for you while you were still a sinner.

1 John 3:16a NIV 

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us…

Jesus laid down His life for you. That is a true expression of His love.

Psalm 136:26 NIV

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.

God's love for you is a faithful love. Be sure to give Him thanks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT 

For 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 fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

The Lord loves you so much that He will calm all of your fears. 

Romans 8:38-39 NLT

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God loves you so much that He will not allow anything to ever separate you from His love.

Psalm 139:13-18 TPT

You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb. I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord! You even formed every bone in my body when you created me in the secret place; carefully, skillfully you shaped me from nothing to something. You saw who you created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book. Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought! O God, your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.

God loves you. He loves everything about you. He does not make mistakes! He created you and knows you, inside and out.

You are not a mistake! 

You are loved!



For some extra reading, check out 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a,13 and 1 John 4:7-21

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