I am not sure when it started. Looking back in my life, as far I can remember, I always felt unloved, as if something was wrong with me.
Then, one day, I met the Lord Jesus Christ; he is gentle and humble of heart, who took me on a journey to show me His love. My self-worth changed as I found healing for my wounded heart when I grasped His love.
I want to invite you on a journey to discover how deeply God loves you in Christ Jesus.
He Loved you First
First, He loved you before you were born, and He showed His love by offering Jesus on the cross to restore your relationship with Him. Listen to this beautiful truth: “ In this, the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:10.
He loved you before you even loved Him…that is a powerful truth!
He is love (1 John 4:8). And He showed His love, as I mentioned previously by sending His only Son into the world, that we might live through Him (1 John 4:9)
His Love is Inviting and Everlasting
Next, His love for you is everlasting, and He draws You with His love, closer to Him. “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore, with lovingkindness have I drawn thee” He promises in Jeremiah 31:3.
His Love is Secure
Then, nothing can separate you from His love; what a secure promise, to know that no matter what happens or what you do, His love for you is secure. Because it’s not dependent on you, it’s dependent on Him. That is amazing because as emotional beings, our love for others and other’s love for us change…but His love remains the same.
I want to motivate you to read the whole passage in Romans 8:31-39, and allow Him to minister healing to your heart - let me share verse 39 with you: “…Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
He Shows you His Love
Finally, you may ask: I cannot feel this love of God; how can it even heal my heart? God is faithful and will bring people into your life who will show you His love, mercy, and kindness.
Wow! I have met amazing people who have manifested the love of God to me, and if you think carefully, you may have bumped into one or two of those people too!
How do we recognize His love? It is like no other love (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a). His love is: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends…” - How wonderful is the love of the Father to you, my dearest sisters in Christ!
You Are Deeply Loved!
It doesn’t matter where you come from, what others said to you, how you look like, what you did or didn’t do in the past; how you feel about yourself… all that matters is what He says: You are fully loved - by God!
And, I hope that, as you meditate on the Scriptures about His love for you, showed in Christ on the cross and in the kindness and love from others, your heart will heal, and you will know how worthy of the love you are. God deeply loves you!
Blessings and love,
Mareli Csabai is the founder of Ask Mareli. She is a biblical counsellor, spiritual mentor and inspirational speaker with over 20 years of experience in mentoring and counselling women. You can find Mareli on Facebook and Instagram.