(Warning - long post lol)
Hmm. Before I knew God, my definition of love would be: “A strong feeling of affection BUT terms and conditions apply”. It was such a fight to know, believe and feel loved growing up. Society says we have to work our way up to be loved, and when we make a mistake, we have to fall back down the ladder and start again. Because of that, I kept looking for love in different ways, different places, different people. Social media, friends – popularity, a boy. When those things fell to shambles, I got depressed, felt extreme despair and loneliness. Basically unlovable, not worthy of love.
When I came to know God, love never felt so tangible and overwhelming! But I was waiting for God to turn from me and run away when I made mistakes. But he never ever did. I can’t explain how much God’s fatherly love has changed me and delivered me from brokeness. I was so deceived about my identity and worth until recently when I fully knew and believed with every bit of my heart that I was, am and will always be loved.
Romans 8:37-39 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who LOVED us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Yes, absolutely NOTHING can separate us from His love. I hope that right now, wherever you are, whatever season you are in, that you know how much you mean to God. He loves you so much! There is nothing you can do to earn His love, you are loved simply because you are His. That’s it. Done. Finitos. No one can take that away from you!