Many of you may find it difficult to imagine the emotion of feeling unloved or unwanted. If you grew up in the security of a loving home it is completely foreign to you. However, it is quite common among many households. There are children everywhere struggling for a sense of belonging and experiencing the love of family.

Until Jesus changed my life I struggled daily with knowing I was loved. Many nights I would cry when I went to bed at night feeling extremely alone and unloved. Today I was reminded of how tremendously fierce God’s love is. His love will never stop pursuing those He created. Isn’t it proof enough that He has done everything to woo us? His choice of saying “Not my will, but your’s be done” and standing silent before His accusers as He waited to pay the price for our redemption is the greatest gift of love ever!

Today I listened to the song Fierce by Jesus Culture.  I have heard the song many times but today the lyrics reminded me of how tremendously fierce the love of God really is. Here are some of the lyrics:

You cannot fail, the only thing I’ve found, is through it all, you never let me down, you don’t hold back, relentless in pursuit, at every turn, I come face to face with You.

Lamentations 3:22 says, “The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease.”

Psalm 136:1 says,  “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”

Romans 8:38-39 says, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our LORD.”

To say it very simply…..GOD’S LOVE FOR US CANNOT BE QUENCHED! God has chosen to pursue us all. His love is FIERCE!  He never wants to see children suffer like I did and like many do today. He wants everyone to know His love but God cannot make the choice for them to embrace His gift of love. People must come because they want it. It really is that simple. We were created in the image of God and we were designed to have relationship with our Creator. His love is like a tidal wave and if you run towards the wave you and it will collide. His love will swallow you up and you will never be the same.

I can testify that now there is NEVER a day that I am not aware of God’s love for me. I am overwhelmed by His love all the time. I know that even on my worst day God’s love is as fierce as it always has been for me. If you don’t know how much He loves you I challenge you to reach out to Him in prayer and ask for Him to show you. Be still before Him and He will be there.  He is waiting to wrap His loving arms around you, whisper your name and tell you…..I love you!

Living by the brook,