An Everlasting Love

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Sometimes it’s just good to stop and soak in the truth of God’s everlasting love!  I have been reading “God Loves You” by Dr. David Jeremiah this week.

This afternoon I could hear the word of the Lord echoing in my mind out of nowhere, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”  This is the kind of love that never runs out regardless of what I’ve done in the past or will do in my future.

I had to Google the scripture address for the words that continued to roll around inside my head.

 

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

 

I suppose my thoughts were driven from a conversation I had this afternoon with a woman who appears to be running from the presence of God.  She used to be in church all the time and after a nasty divorce that left her devastated, her attitude about church and toward God have suffered a great blow.  She is such a great lady and has a beautiful heart, but her attitude toward the things of God is strained a bit.  She shared with me how in her early years of marriage she was always in church.  In fact, she had to drag her husband to church with their family.  After their divorce, she has attended church a few times only to find herself overcome with intense emotion to fight back the urge to sob.  She says it’s just not worth going under such stress and pressure.  I told her I too have been through this same type of emotion when God was drawing me to Himself for the healing I so desperately needed.

From what I gathered in our conversation, she has been greatly impacted by the free will of man.  You see, God made an incredible decision to instill freedom into His children.  When those children make decisions outside of His will or perfect plan, people get hurt because we are a broken people in need of a perfect redeemer.  Evil lurks around the corner regardless of how good I am or how good you are in this life.  I recall the words of Jesus from the book of John.

 

John 16:33

33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

 

It is so heartbreaking to sit and listen to people talk as though God is their enemy when in actuality He warns us we will have trouble in this world. He tells us right here to take heart because He has overcome the world.

The only words that seemed appropriate in this moment were, “God just wants to heal your heart.”

God wants to heal all of our hearts so we are free to live out His will here on earth.  Lives are transformed into something we could never think of or imagine when healing takes place in the presence of a Holy God.  When we catch a glimpse of His glory in our lives, we come undone for the Kingdom!  I pray that God will echo the only words that seemed to flow from my mouth this afternoon to draw this dear one unto Himself for the healing touch she so desperately needs.

In His Love,

Kelli

 

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