God Is Love.
I could say that a million times! God is Love period.
Romans 8:38-39 describes how amazing God’s love is by saying “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ”
As a child, I remember singing “Jesus love me this I know for the bible tells me so.” As an adult, I sing this song with a very different meaning. Life and the many trials and hardships I have overcome have proven to me that Jesus loves me far more than I could try to imagine. His love covers me when I feel naked from my past regrets. His love covered me when I was crippled with pain from the sudden loss of my mother.
When I read about God’s great love for me I am overwhelmed with thanksgiving and joy. I am also brought back to being a little girl, a girl who was insanely insecure and consumed with the feeling of being unwanted, unexcepted, unloved.
Today, I still battle those thoughts the enemy places in my mind. The difference between the girl I am today verse the young girl that I once was is that I can sing with confidence because I know that Jesus does truly love me. Today, I walk with the armor of God finding strength in His word. Today, there is no doubt that God loves me, every little bit of me. He loves me regardless of my past, my sins, my failures, my pain.
1 Peter 4:8 says that God’s love covers over a multitude of sins. I find great peace in knowing this when the enemy tries to bring me back to those feelings of inadequacy. Those feelings of being unwanted and unloved.
There is a great need in the world. A need for people to know about Jesus and His great love for us. A need to fill a void in the hurting and lost in the world. There is a great need for Love. This week two people in people in the media could no longer suffer from the struggles they battled in this world so they decided the world would be better off without them. I would like to think they knew of Jesus love but didn’t know how to welcome it and truly feel His great love. How sad is it that people feel their only option is to end their precious lives. How sad is it that we have people making these tough decisions when all they really need is to hear about the Great Love of Jesus. A love that covers and conquerors all things.
How many others need to hear about the great love Jesus has for each of us? How many others need the daily reassurance that they are not alone in their pain and regrets? How many others are there contemplating ending their lives because they feel as though the world would be a much better place if they were not in it? Today I pray for You! I pray that you experience a divine intervention and hear about the great Love of Jesus. I pray over your pain and regret. I pray over your hearts and minds. I pray over your chosen broken lives. I pray for peace.
Pray with me!
Today I cry out to you for the hurting, the lost, the lonely, the ashamed, the addicts. Lord, I ask that you cause a divine intervention to intersect their paths with your great Love. Place someone in their lives that can share your gospel and the great love that you have for each of us. Lord, speak louder than the enemies voices in their heads. Lord, save them like you saved me!
In Your Great Name!
Join SHE FOUND JOY as we go on tour this Fall! If you are in need of a night of food, fellowship, fun, and encouragement join us for a night of celebration in the Joy that is found in Jesus! Reserve a ticket today if you live near the following cities. While you’re at it, buy one for a friend or a stranger to invite when the Holy Spirit prompts you. I also encourage you to join the FB event page of your city below and invite friends and family to the event page to join you in the excitement leading up to your night of Joy.
- Jacksonville, FL // Oct. 2 from 6-9 PM at Southside UMC
- Woodstock, GA // Oct. 7 from 6-9 PM at Venue 92
- Des Moines, IA // Oct. 19 from 6-9 PM at Jasper Winery
- Fayetteville, AR // Oct. 26 from 6-9 PM at Pratt Place Inn & Barn
- Southlake, TX // Oct. 28 from 6-9 PM at CAMBRiA Southlake
- Elkhart, IN // Nov. 2 from 6-9 PM at Elcona Country Club
- Nashville, TN // Nov. 5 from 6-9 PM at The Loveless Barn
- Raleigh, NC // Nov. 9 from 6-9 PM at The Raleigh Convention Center