Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday and welcome to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you here with me today and I pray that as you walk through your day; that you will truly feel the love that God has for you today!
Talking about love…last night, I posted a thought on Twitter; that goes a little like this… “Did you know that God created you, just so He could love you? When you feel like no one cares, just remember how special you are in His eyes!”
Sometimes, I don’t think that we fully understand the love that God truly has for us. You know…it’s so easy to get caught up, in the kind of love we experience here on earth; that sometimes, it’s not always easy to imagine that there can actually be a perfect love…a love that never ceases to love us.
Can you imagine a God, who creates us…just so He can love us? I don’t know about you; but I don’t see that kind of love here on earth. When we think about a God, who creates people…just so He can love them; that should definitely make us all feel pretty special in His eyes.
You know…I remember a time, when I felt as if God could never love me because I had been emotionally made to feel like a piece of nothing, due to abuse and a dysfunctional home life. In fact, the definition of love that was taught to me growing up was done through anger. At the age of 5 years old, I was being molested by my grandfather and I hadn’t been able to tell my parents…let alone understand what was going on. Anyways…there was an incident that took place in the yard, in which my father took me inside and had stripped me of my clothes and beat me with a weeping willow switch, until I had welts on my behind. Later, my parents would say that they were doing this because they loved me. One thing I could never understand; was how something like this could ever represent love.
Since those difficult days of growing up…I have now found a love that doesn’t abuse me…a love that only longs to bring peace and contentment into my life and I know that I can trust God’s love. Even though there have been times, when His love seemed to be a little tougher than other times; I came to see that this tough love was leading me closer to Him…and further away from the past moments of deep pain and heartache.
Today, you too may feel that no one could ever love you. Maybe you have gone through difficult times that no one else could ever understand. Remember one thing today…God made you…just so He could love and care for you…and that you could be His very own. All He’s asking in return; is that you would give His love a try. From my own experiences with God…I can truly say…without a doubt; that God’s love is very real…a love that will never cease to exist or even walk away from you; but instead, His love will continue to draw you closer to Him.
No matter what you’re facing today…you don’t have to walk these difficult paths alone because there is a God who loves you so much; that He is willing to come down to your level and walk those difficult paths with you. Today, I would encourage you; to just turn to a love that will become the greatest love you could ever experience…a love that will truly make you feel special, in the eyes of God!
Blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…Diane