"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, angels nor principalities nor power, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38, NKJV
Here’s something to think about. God loves you, and there is absolutely nothing that can ever take that away. I don’t know about you, but that truth really ministers to my soul. Maybe it’s just me, but I so often equate God’s ability to love me based upon my performance. But God’s love for us is never based on what we do; it’s simply without conditions. He loves us, period! That concept is a bit hard to wrap our minds around because we tend to put conditions on everything we do.
I’ve been a bit discouraged lately with some things and I’ve realized that it’s been negatively affecting my relationship with God. What I’m trying to say is that I’ve been feeling like God’s just not that into me, that He doesn’t really care about me that much. But the truth is that He’s never stopped loving me, because that would be impossible for Him. He is love and He loves every one of us—all the time!
So remember that God loves you whether you hit a home run, or you strike out. Whether you hit the three-pointer, or throw up a ridiculous looking air ball. Whether you blow it up, or just blow it. Whether you appear perfect, or you come with a few scars. God loves you because…well He just does! He loves you because He is the One who made you. He loves you so much that He purposely made you different than every other person who has ever lived. You are unique, and you are special, and God’s love for you is without limits and without end. Don’t ever let anyone or anything steal this truth from you.
There is nothing you can do to earn it. Nothing you can do to deserve more of it. Nothing you can ever do to have it taken away. Nothing can ever separate us from God and His love.
There is a verse in Hebrews 13:5 in the Amplified Bible that really speaks to this. My favorite part says, “…for He, God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down or relax My hold on you….”
That kind of commitment can only be explained by one word—Love. Because of God’s love for us He promises that He will never ever give up on us. So be encouraged today—no matter where you are, no matter what you’re going through—God’s love, His unconditional, unchanging, and unending love will see you through.