How much does God love you?
I want to reassure you that no matter how lonely, alone, abandoned or rejected you may feel, God says you will always be loved and will never be truly alone. God is pure love and His love for you is so profound, so intense, so deeply personal that it overflows everywhere. There is no place without His love. Whether you are aware of this love or not, it is there.
Paul prayed “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:17-19 NASB).
God’s love was there before you were even born. He created every cell of your being in His image. He looks at you and sees something of Himself and that brings Him a lot of joy. He delights in you. He chose you and adopted you into His family so that we can call Him “Our Father”.
God calls you His beloved. The Holy Spirit and Jesus are so in love with you that they are constantly praying to God for you.
Unlike flawed human love that is fickle and wears out, God will never stop loving you. God will never reject you. He loves you unconditionally.
No matter how hurt and despairing you may be, God’s love can handle anything. God can even handle when you stuff up, make mistakes, have bad thoughts, fail or sin and He is ready for you to return to Him to forgive you.
His love is higher than the heavens. He loved you so much that He died for you. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NASB).
Look to the only One whose love is long enough to last forever, deep enough to handle anything, high enough to go beyond the heavens and wide enough to be everywhere.
“The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will rejoice over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy” (Zeph. 3:17 NASB).