To be loved. ..
It’s our human nature…we all long to be loved. We all long for that feeling to be cared for and cared about. Even under your tough outer shell...you desire TO BE LOVED.
I think of the little girl who lost her momma and has no daddy and needs help to pay for school. She longs to be cared for by someone. She longs to be LOVED.
I think of the elderly who have no one to come visit them and love on them. They long to be cared for by someone. They long to be LOVED.
I think of the two little girls in Titanyen who are in such a difficult situation and don’t even know what if feels like to be truly loved and cared for. They long to be LOVED.
I think of their mom who has no idea what love looks like or means. Her view of love is so warped due to her circumstances but deep down she longs to be cared for by someone. She longs to be LOVED.
I think of the orphans. The thousands of children who have no family to call their own. They long to be cared for by someone. They long to be LOVED.
I think of my own little man. His need for love. His need to hear “I love you” and to have some to say those words to. He longs to be cared for and he longs to be LOVED.
I think of my own needs and my own desires to be loved to be cared for. To know that there is someone that loves me more than I can imagine, that desires me. My longings to be cared for by someone. My longing to be LOVED.
Sometimes life can be hard. Sometimes life just stinks. Sometimes we don’t feel loved. Sometimes we feel like we are all alone in this big world. Our own friends have turned against us, things don’t go as planned, injustice surrounds us, innocent people around us are dying, children are starving—we just don’t feel or see the love and we long TO BE LOVED. We all do.
I’m there, I’ve been there, and it’s real and it’s honest. When you don’t feel the love it’s hard.
Our God is greater…
I’m so thankful that even in those difficult times God surrounds us. He surrounds us with the most loving and caring people. Friends who simply just pray with you and listen, friends who encourage you through words, friends who put themselves aside to be with you, friends who bless you with their generosity and go above and beyond, and friends who remind you that you are HIS daughter and that YOU ARE LOVED despite what the world tells you.
But what about those who don’t have that..what about those who don’t have a mom or dad to love them and simply hold them when they are sad…what about the elderly who are all alone and don’t have someone to tell them they are loved…what about the young mom who doesn’t even know how to be loved or to accept love because all of her life she has been mistreated and basically been a slave…This breaks my heart.
In my need and desire for love and to be LOVED I am called to LOVE others. Despite my pain, my hurts, my fears I have a Father who loves me and because of that I pray that I have the strength to LOVE others because we all long TO BE LOVED.
We have a Father who LOVES us. We have a Father who desires us. We have a Father who is there for us. We have a Father who cares for us. This world and people will always let you down. They will turn on us, they will hurt us, but in all of that we have to remember in the pain WE ARE LOVED BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
If your there, if you’re in that spot of not feeling loved this is for you, this is for ME.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Psalm 62:5-8 Find rest o my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God. He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, o people, pour out your hearts to Him for God is our refuge.
1 Peter 5:6-7 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Psalm 86:15 - But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
I am fearless in Your presence..Your all around me...all around me...in my weakness, You are strongest...You surround me...You surround me.
HE LOVES YOU!
HE IS JEALOUS FOR YOU!
HE DESIRES YOU!
HE IS FAITHFUL!
HE IS YOUR FATHER!