When I feel a loved one withdrawal their love from me, I know I am loved by God. When I feel unworthy or not good enough, I rest knowing that I am loved by my Heavenly Father. When I feel ridiculed, judged or misunderstood- my heart remains full knowing I am loved by our Lord. It takes practice to keep these at the forefront. It has taken effort for this to sink into my bones and Spirit.
There was a day when I did not have the gift of faith and a strong sense of spiritualy. There were days that my worth hinged on an emotionally abusive husband. During these times I was crippled by feelings of inadequacy as I strived to please and placate the emotional tornado swirling around me.
The Lords love is everlasting, he never takes it away or withdrawals it.This love is unconditional and as humans, it should be our benchmark of how to love others. By looking to Jesus as our guide, we are given an image of perfect love. His Word becomes our map and we are given insight into our Father’s Heavenly Kingdom.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
Prayer-Father God, I have so much to learn, I have so much more growing and maturing to do. Yet I am so grateful at where you haven taken me thus far. You are my teacher, my adviser, my counselor and my Keeper. You have given me a thirst to know you and study Your Word. With the understanding from the Holy Spirit, Your Word has come alive in me. You have instilled a strong desire to obey and follow You, more and more each day. Lead my steps in the direction that You are designing for me. Make Your will clear and known to me as I sense Your fire burning, as I am stretched spiritually. Use me in such a way that others see and sense Your presence. Keep my heart open and giving as sometimes I sense myself closing off when I feel vulnerable. In Jesus’ Name. Amen