But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. Ephesians 2:4-5 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 57:10, 108:4
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge. Ephesians 3:17-19
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
Have you forgotten how much God loves you? We’ll never get out of the rut without that perspective. Remembering God’s love brings everything into focus.
“`When I forget God’s love, my guilt lingers.
“`When I forget God’s love, my joy is fleeting.
“`When I forget God’s love, my compassion shrinks.
“`When I forget God’s love, my pain grows.
“`When I forget God’s love, my purpose is forgotten.
“`When I forget God’s love, my fears become my focus.
God’s love meets our every need. It lights up our every darkness. It redeems every thought. It decimates every threat and erodes our fear-driven need to to control.
In the quiet places within our soul, we all wonder wordlessly: Do I really matter? A question we would never consider if we weren’t broken.
Economics says that a thing is worth whatever a person is willing to pay. God is Love. He paid the highest price and gave up the life of his Son Jesus to prove that we do matter. We matter very much.
His love is higher than the heavens and it forms the solid foundation beneath our feet. It is beyond our understanding, and confirmed deep within our hearts. He loves us more than we love ourselves.
What will it take for you to remember, and rest in, God’s love?