How many of us wake up and just feel unloved? I’m sure the actual number would be pretty astounding. Even for those of us who are married or are in a relationship, there are many times we just feel unloved. Have you ever asked yourself this question, “How could anyone possibly love someone like me? I’ve done so many things to hurt those I love and care about. There is no way that they could truly love a person like me!”
Ok, I know there are many circumstances that would cause a person to feel this way.
1 John 3:1 says it beautifully. ” See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” (NIV)
God spends His love on us extravagantly. He doesn’t hold back. His love doesn’t depend on how reliable you’ve been in your relationship. He can’t love you less or more. He has loved you with everything from the start!
John 3:16 is probably one of the most popular Bible verses and it should be. Really take a minute to read these words. Don’t rehearse it from memorization, but dissect and meditate on this verse.
“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. ” (NIV)
He literally loved us, me, YOU, so much that he turned his own kid over to be slaughtered for our mistakes. THAT is the kind of love we are in when we have Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Romans 8:28-30 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” (NIV)
Everything that you have ever gone through or will ever go through, is for a specific purpose and reason. Just know that you are being carried through those rough patches because it’s meant for good.
So when you feel unloved, short-changed, and that your love tank is empty; I urge you to stick to these verses (and there are many more) to continually remind you that YOU ARE LOVED by the greatest lover in the history of the universe. God.