God Loves You

Hey, y’all. It’s Daisy. Today, we are doing the “Encountering The Father” section of our Alone With God journal. If you would like to follow along, you can get an Alone With God journal at wordbymail.com.

Today’s devotional is called “God Loves You.”

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)
10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

God has no one to please but himself. He made us in his image, which pleases him. He has called us into a deep, heavenly connection which pleases him. He is fully self-sustained by himself and that is what makes it so easy for him to just love us and have compassion on us. There’s nothing that we can do for him. There’s no way for us to earn that love. It’s just who he IS.

When we ask Jesus into our hearts, we become part of God’s family forever, and we can never be cast out. You’re so fully loved and fully accepted by God through Christ. So, no matter how messy we are or how much we abandon our own authenticity for the sake of gaining something from the world, God does not abandon us. And God does not expect from us what the world expects.

And I just want to ask something that I asked myself today, which is “Are you emotionally available in your relationship with God? Are you allowing him to take care of you and love you simply because it is who he is? Or are you still hiding under shame? Or pushing that love away because you don’t feel worthy of it?”

As you reflect today, I hope that you will ask yourself what makes you feel unlovable. And where do you need to hang a banner of God’s peace and compassion over your life? I hope that you will spend some time in prayer and just tell God how you feel. And let him tell you how he feels about you, and just let that love in.

Let’s pray. Lord, I come to you as a mere human. I bring all of my strife, and my pain, and my pride, and my people-pleasing tendencies to you. You are the only one that I worship and the only one whose approval of me even matters. Please refine me and take my thoughts about myself captive so that I do not fall victim of being a slave to trying to please this world. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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