I always knew you loved me. I knew you carried my burdens. I knew you carried my shame. And I knew you desired to give me life abundant – full of joy, hope, and peace.
But I have spent my life holding your love with a rigid and distrustful grip. Choosing to be independent. Snatching back all that I laid at your feet.
Yet pretending you blessed my efforts.
Pretending that I had it all together.
But my day came. I couldn’t do it alone. Not anymore. My spirit slowly crushed under my own weight.
Until I snapped.
And I needed You. I needed your love.
I prayed and pleaded. I sang your praises. And I obsessively read your entire love story. Your Spirit sliced through my heart with conviction and clarity. Suddenly all the stories, prophesies, and letters orchestrated in perfect harmony. I could see your unending, zealous love.
You have changed everything.
That life abundant – full of your joy, hope, and peace – it squeezes out the sin and grievances that penetrated my heart. The light of your love floods my soul. Your hope celebrates and explodes in the chambers of my heart.
I love you more than ever.
The One You Love
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.
Jerimiah 31:3 NASB
An excellent devotion on God’s Love: