{Five Minute Friday} Beloved

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

{Today I’m joining the wonderful LisaJo of thegypsymama and a beautiful community of bloggers for the 5 minute Friday writing prompt. Today the word is BELOVED.}

Honestly, this word is hard for me because I instantly want to write about a boyfriend or my puppy. And then I heard a soft voice nudging me to write about how I am so very loved by our Lord.

I think it really hasn’t sunk in that I am loved, unconditionally by God. I am his Beloved, and God is mine. It’s like a love that far supersedes any humanly love – although you have a little glimpse of Godly love when you are loved well by others.

Yet Godly love is beautiful and perplexing. How can God love us in spite of our faults, errors, and just not being perfect like Him?

How can God love us in spite of our errors or sins? How can God love us enough to send His Son to perish for our sins?

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

Honestly, this kind of love is so overwhelming to really fathom.

But as I continue my walk with God, I lean on that love. I need that love. And I’m truly comforted by that love when the pains and hurts are so deep that nothing else can soothe me.

I’m developing a level of forgiveness towards others that wasn’t possible if I didn’t know that I was loved and therefore forgiven {constantly forgiven} by God.

God is love, amazing love. And I’m not sure how others can truly love if they don’t know God. {Is it even possible?}

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39.

I’m just thankful that I can wake up each morning knowing that God loves me – even when I’m not sure if anyone or any other thing in this world does.

I’m God’s beloved. And that’s all I really need to know.

wishing you peace and comfort in God’s love,

Hope
Five Minute Friday

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6 thoughts on “{Five Minute Friday} Beloved

  1. amypboyd says:

    It does take some time before it sinks in how much he loves us. I have to stay in his word to continuly remind myself that he loved me before, he loves me now and he will always love me.

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  2. Mia says:

    Dear One
    I cannot agree more with that age old question of your heat! How can God love us, despite all our faults and sins. But I have come to the conclusion that it is what He does, not because of what we are, but because of who He is … LOVE! He cannot not love us! Over via FMF.
    Mia

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