You Are Already Loved More Than You Can Imagine
There’s a new song called Jireh out right now by Elevation Worship and Maverick City that starts off with the line, “I'll never be more loved than I am right now.” (I will link the song below this blog post so that you can listen to it).
“I'll never be more loved than I am right now.” That’s so freeing. You are fully loved, right now. More than you can imagine.
Isa. 54:10 “‘For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,’ says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”
There are two characteristics that make God's love different from human love.
- God's love is consistent. It's never going to end. Most of us have experienced inconsistent love because we live with human beings. We're all inconsistent. One lady said, "Growing up, from day to day, I never knew whether I'd be hugged or slugged. It depended on the mood that my mom was in." We grow up with inconsistent love. Inconsistent love produces insecure children, who become insecure adults. God says, "My love is never going to end for you."
- God's love is unconditional. It's not based on performance. It's not based on you measuring up. As human beings, we try to give unconditional love to other people, to our children, to our spouses. But we can't do it all the time because we're imperfect. We give conditional love. We grow up with conditional love and we give it to others.
God says to you, "I love you period! No conditions. No qualifiers. Just in My grace." You don't ever have to ask, "I wonder if God's going to love me today? I wonder if God's going to love me tomorrow? I wonder if God's going to love me next week? Did I pray enough? Did I do enough right things? Is God going to love me now because I had a quiet time?"
His love is not conditioned upon your performance. There’s nothing you can do to make God love you any more and there’s nothing you can do to make Him love you any less.
God says, in Christ, I am acceptable, I am valuable, and I am lovable. THAT IS THE TRUTH.
Even when I don't feel very lovely, He still loves me. His love is consistent. This should give us so much confidence.
Rom. 15:13"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
God wants to fill your life with confident hope. In Christ, you are worthwhile.
Study after study has shown that your self esteem, your self worth, tends to be defined by what you think the most important person in your life thinks about you. To a large degree the way you see yourself and the way you feel about yourself is determined by what you think the most important person in your life thinks about you.
If that's true, I want to suggest that you make God the most important person in your life. He says you are acceptable and valuable and lovable. The bottom line is, who are you going to believe? What somebody else says or what God says? It's your choice.
When you begin to see yourself as God really sees you, you will be healed from the pain of rejection because it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks if God says I'm acceptable and valuable and lovable.
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