“But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15
“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.” Psalm 36:5-6
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
Hello everyone and a big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad that you chose to stop by for a visit today and my prayer for you; is that you will truly come to see that no one could ever love you like Jesus loves you!
You know…there can be times in our lives, when the circumstances we go through, attempt to convey negative messages…messages that say… “God has abandoned you!”…or “God doesn’t love you anymore because He hasn’t done a thing about your problem!” One thing I have come to see through moments like these; is that these negative messages that enter our hearts and minds; are only deceptive lies…a part of Satan’s scheme, to separate us from the true love that God has for each of us.
I think the first thing we need to remember today; is that God would have never sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to an old rugged cross, unless He loved us. Also, I have come to see that God does not create something that He cannot love. In fact…to me; it’s as if God did create us; so that He would have someone to love and care for…so see how our circumstances can twist up that truth and become deceptive?
Within my own life, I have had many people tell me they loved me…but in the end it was never real…for love does not molest or abuse…or even cheat or hurt deeply. For many years of my life, I clung to this so-called love…thinking that if I was to let go; then just maybe I would fall to the ground and never get up again.
Through time, I came to see that this broken down love was only hurting me deeper…to the place, where I felt as if this so-called love was actually abusing my heart and making life, even more miserable, than what it had been before.
It took a long and difficult journey…down a broken road of so-called love, to see that I was headed in the wrong direction. As I prayed for God to heal these moments in my life; so that I could remain committed to the ones who had hurt me; it was as if God was saying to me…“But Diane, what about me?” Instantly, it was as if my mind and heart were awakened to the truth, of what I had been doing to myself…and even more…to my relationship with God.
I wonder why we choose to please those who hurt us…over a perfect and loving God. How is it that we are more willing to remain locked up within abuse…hurt and deep heartache, rather than experiencing a love that is real and everlasting?
Over time, I came to truly see what was taking place in my life…and most of all; what was making my life so miserable. It came to some hard and difficult decisions; but I did eventually come to see how God’s love is so real and important to me!
No matter what you may be facing…and no matter how lonely life may seem; I know a love that will never hurt or disappoint you…a love that will constantly reach out to you and care for your every need and that perfect love only comes from Jesus Christ.
Blessings on your day!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."