Monday, November 11, 2013

Have you ever felt unloved?

Ephesians 3:18 – 19 (NCV) “And I pray that you and all God's holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ's love—how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is. Christ's love is greater than anyone can ever know, but I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God.”
Have you ever felt unloved by someone? Perhaps there have been angry words spewed and what was said has made you feel as if the person who is supposed to love you most (a friend, a parent, a spouse) could care less whether you live or die. Perhaps these feelings have gone on for years or they have gone on for just a few days and they are eating you alive. The voice in your head (which is Satan himself) tells you that no one loves you. You begin to believe the lie and are drawn deeper and deeper into a pit of despair and loneliness.

But the lies are simply not true. While human love may fail, run out or stop. The love of Christ never ends. In Ephesians chapter 3, Paul wants us to understand the greatness of Christ’s love. Christ’s love is long; it stretches the length of our entire life. He loves with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Christ’s love is deep; it reaches down into to the pit of our despair and rises us up to soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31). Christ’s love is wide; it covers the breadth of our own experience and reaches out to the entire world. Christ’s love is high; it rises to heights of our celebration and so much higher than we can ever dare to dream or imagine.  
The next time you feel like you are unloved just remember that the God of the entire universe loves you and wants you to feel safe and secure in His love. To prove it, he sent his one and only Son to die so that you didn’t have to (John 3:16). There is absolutely nothing that will ever separate us from his love.
Isaiah 54:19, Jeremiah 31:3, 1 John 4:16, Romans 8:35-39

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