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Jan 26 2015

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God Quotes: Unfailing and Unending Love

Unfailing and Unending Love

Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31‬:‭3‬ NLT)

I held my children in my arm for some one-on-one snuggle-love time. Me embracing them and them embracing me gave me pause and reinforced how much I love my children. It’s an indescribable feeling. I am flawed in my love for my children because I am a flawed person. But I love them intensely and fiercely. I am awestruck at the thought that God loves me more.

He loves me perfectly and wholly because He is perfect and whole. He loves me intensely and fiercely, and He does so with a love that is unfailing and unending. Oh, I wish I could soak in that truth and believe it all the way down to my toes, and yet I struggle.

My life has not be filled with one easy thing to the next. My life has had bumps and bruises–some at my own doing. There are scars and wounds. Because of this, I find it easier to accept my love for my children as genuine but recoil at the thought that God could have a love for me like that. That His love for me is more than my love for my children defies my imagination.

Yet, I will dig in. I will choose to rest in what I know is true. Even though it fights with what feel. I will believe it. This passage was written to Israel, but in Christ, I am His child too. I am His, and He loves me. I want to rest in that truth and walk in that truth.

Do you wrestle with the truth of the Bible when it comes to accepting His love for you?

Wrestle it out. It is worth the effort because you will live out what you believe to be true. If what you believe to be true is a lie, then you will live out a lie.

What do you do to hold on to truth when it contradicts your feelings at the time?

 

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2 comments

  1. Abby McDonald

    This is just lovely, Cheryl. Yes, I do wrestle with believing/ accepting God’s love but I’ve come such a long way. When I look back at where I was and how far he’s brought me, it truly is a miracle only his love could explain. So I will continue to let him stretch and wrestle me, and I’m so glad he’s not finished with me yet. So glad you joined us at #RaRaLinkup.

    1. Cheryl

      It is a journey that stretches us. In the wrestling, we grow. So glad He is growing you.

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