Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever
– Psalm 136:26
Sometimes it’s too dark and too painful. You just wanted to be left alone. Depression can suck the life out of you. Love shows up.
Now that I think about it, some of my best friends are people who saw a need in my life and met it. In fact, the most precious friend I have saw my greatest need and met it.
Jesus looked through my sin and shame and saw my need. He showed up! Jesus was willingly to exchange a throne for a manger, divinity for humanity and Heaven for Earth. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
God’s love changes everything and everyone who receives it. God’s love protects and breathes life and purpose into every minute of every day. God’s love is a gift beyond measure that surrounds us and covers us when life falls apart.
Do not believe the lies of the enemy when he tells you that your God has forsaken you. God is with you – Emmanuel. He endured the cross, completely and absolutely alone, because He loves you.
No one can take your place in the His heart. God knows your pain and He understands. God created you and paid for your sin for one reason alone – He loves you. And true love always shows up.