Happy Thursday! GOD is so good!
I remember as a very young girl thinking I was "in love". I felt the flitter of my heart and the feeling that me and that special someone would never be apart. That first love was intense but quick.
I remember when I first married. I truly felt that me and he were together always and forever. It became our song and the way we ended letters and cards. Several children and many years later, the forever was not.
I remember feeling like my daddy was the strongest man ever. I saw him struggle with adversity in health, and business yet he always overcame. I thought him to be invincible. I thought he would live forever! Of course he did not. Although it is worth mentioning that he does live on in my heart.
Throughout my life one thing rang clear and that was that nothing lasts forever. Through my many years and the suffering of being hurt, the agony of separation and the gut-wrenching of abandonment, I quickly learned the reality that people love us but for a time, eventually leave us and may let us down. And to be fair, I too have let others I love down, promised a forever love only to recant and have emotionally disentangled from those I love.
Romans 8:38-39 goes against every hurt, perception and lie I have been shown about love in my life. I am told that NOTHING will separate me from the love of GOD! Not death, life, Angels, demons, fears for today, worries for tomorrow and so forth. We live in a world where albeit the best of intentions, we will be let down by humanistic love. However, JESUS has overcome the world. There is no abandonment, death, disentanglement, or being let down. GOD is the perfect love, PERIOD!
I finally came to believe that the love of GOD could restore my hurts, habits and hang-ups once I took the chance and leaped in faith. Each day I am overcome by a love that surpasses all others!
Thank YOU LORD for being my constant in a world of non-consistent ❤️