It’s easy to forget I think, how much God loves us, since God isn’t physically in our lives telling us that He loves us. However I almost think that we can see His love more that way. I know that may sound absurd, but think about this: every person who loves us, every blessing we receive, every nature scene that amazes us and even little things that cause us to smile all remind us that God created this world just for us. And in great addition to that, He gives us people to love and be loved by. It is then that I think, how can I not know He loves me?
I realize that there are hard times: people in our lives who should act like they love us but don’t, people who leave and days that are rainy. But in all the hard times and bad situations, we do not need to love the things happening to us to appreciate God’s provision. He sees us and knows what we are going through and in the midst of pain and suffering calms us and speaks to our hearts, if we will but listen to His steady voice. It is how so many Christians who go through trials can be calm and know in the midst of their storms that God is still in control, still loving them and still providing a plan for the future. Even in death we have hope. Because if we believe in God and have asked Him to save us, in our death we enter a life more beautiful and blessed than we can fathom.
Don’t let me lose you there. If you are unsure what I am talking about, or if you don’t agree with me on God and salvation please leave me a comment and I’d love to talk with you. Because I know God is a hard subject for some. I don’t pretend that it’s easy to believe in a God who died to set us free and I don’t pretend that this life’s suffering doesn’t make us question God’s presence sometimes. So if you have questions or want to know more about what I am talking about, reach out. I’d love to hear from you.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” -Lamentations 3:22-24