The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
I take comfort in this word today. I’m comforted because in a world of much inconsistency and much change, we can count on the love of God towards us being both consistent and continual.
This means that the Love of God towards you will not change from day to day. The power and impact of love will never change. It hasnt even got anything to do with your state or position in life. It’s got nothing to do with you and what you have or have not done. GOD IS LOVE. That is a statetment and a FACT! What is love.. God is. This same God has declared that He can not change (Mal 3:6) so we can be confident that God will always have and be love. A real and true love.
We can also be comforted that His love towards us has no end. There is no quota, there is no limit, there is no max usage or allowance limit. Much like His mercies (which is based on love) are new every single morning.
This means that when I need love (even when I don’t even know that’s what I need) I can be assured that I can find this without measure in God. While the love of family and friends is somewhat conditional and the demonstration of this love can often change from day to day based on how THEY are feeling..this is not how God works. And I’m so glad.
Have you ever turned to someone close for love, but because they are in need themselves they are not able to help. Not their fault, but they being empty are unable to pour into you means that you are now left without and still in need.
Having been in a few relationships in my time and I have heard the words “I LOVE YOU” uttered to me a few times. It interests me to see how different the meaning of this statement can be to different people. I’ve had it uttered and been abandoned. I’ve had it uttered and been hurt. I’ve heated it uttered and been heart broken. I’ve heard it uttered and been lied to and cheated on. But all have said – I love you!
Numbers 23:19 reminds us that “God is not a man…”(mankind). So when He utters the words I LOVE YOU like done in Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness” we are not talking about this human to human love that has a tendency to fluctuate and change and have it’s limits. This is the God of love..who IS Love declaring Himself to you, and He is a God of perfection so this love is without flaw and error because it’s not in His nature.
I’ve been learning just how intimate God can be with us. I’m accepting and learning to appreciate just how much God loves me. Despite me, He has made the choice to love me. To me this speaks volumes. I’ve had to choose to believe and really accept something I’ve been told from a child that Jesus loves me. It’s now, nearly 31 years old that I am grasping the full extent of what that REALLY means.
You can turn to God for love and be assured that it’s going to be just as strong and special as it was the last time and that you have access to this love without measure and without limitation.
Psalms 139:8. says; “if I go up into the heavens, you are there; and even if I make my bed in hell you are there.” Such love. That through the highs and lows of life and emotions and positions of our mind, His love is right there with us. Some are willing to party on the mountain top with you when things are good and the sun is shining, but come to the valley of the shadow of death.. they are not too keen any more! Again, God is not like mankind. He is ever present my sister! Anywhere you see in the word that God says I am with you, you can be assured His Consistent and Continual love is there too.
My sister.. consider Such Love.!