As you stand upon the beachy shore, the warm sand under your feet. You stand looking out onto the ocean. It’s endless blue waves gently hugging the shore. You watch as the waves continually come back onto the shore, never ceasing to return. Ever so tenderly, your heart begins to ligthen up and it’s as if you hear, “My love, oh my beloved. My love is like the waves of the ocean. Continually pouring onto the shore and never ceasing to do so. Just as the waves overlap one another, my love always abounds, ever increasing regardless of how much rock and debri is on the short. For my love does not waver and do not end. Just as the water in the ocean is endless, my love for you is endless. No matter what rocks and debri you feel your life is covered in, my love will cover it and wash it away. The waves always reach the shore and my love never falls short, my grace is always enough for you, it’s exactly what you need. “
One of the greatest needs in the hearts of each person is love. Not simply the love of others or the love of things but realizing the love of God upon your life.
For when we know how deeply loved. Not simply for what we do, for what we look like or for what we have to offer. But loved for who we are-every aspect of us; I believe it will change us. Our insecurtites will be washed away, our fears and doubts will leave like the rocks on the shore and we will come to contentment, knowing that through every obstacle, every valley and desert in our life-we are deeply loved and can make it through. For when we know how loved we are by Father God, we will never be the same. His love brings forth His ocean filled with hope, joy, peace, patience, understanding, perservance and faith. For yes we do need love for God, but we also need to come to a great revealtion of His love for us-for in doing so, our love for Him will be even greater.
His love is endless for you. His love; like the waves of the ocean does not waver because of anything in your life. Even when you fail, God loves you. Do not run away from His love but run towards His love. His love is unconditional. His love does not depend on performace but rather acceptance. His love is freely given to you. For when we realize, truly realize in our hearts how deeply loved we are, we will not seek anything else for fulillment anymore but rather live life fulfilled.
We will not turn to drugs, to alchol, to self-harm, to addictions, to others, to money or materialistic things- when we realize how valued we are in the eyes of Him who created us, formed us and deemed us as worthy of new life through His beloved Son Jesus Christ, who died covered in our sin, so that we would no longer have to wear it but be freed from it.
“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
You no longer have to continue to wear guilt, shame, sin, pain or insecurities-for Jesus bore all our guilt and shame so we wouldn’t have to. Once recieving Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are able to come before Father God cleansed and clothed in righteousness. We are able to bask in His love because we have been set free from ourselves. When we are in His love, accepting His love-we will see ourselves in His eyes and no longer in the eyes of others or our old views of self. For although you may be questioning how God could love you, or why He loves you, or maybe even feeling you are not worthy of His love for all you’ve done in your life. It is by the grace of God that you are loved. Although none of us deserve His love, He freely loves us. He chooses to wash us free from our guilt and shame and cover us with His love, so that we may live in hope and no longer condemnation. So that we may live freely understanding that through His love, we will never be alone, we will never simply be living just to make it through this life but living with a purpose for an eternal destiny filled with love, joy and peace!
“But God being rich in mercy because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our sins, made us alive together with Christ-by grace you have been saved and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavely places in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:4-6
His love covers all things. His love takes us from who we once were and into His light of who we are in Jesus Christ. His love enables us to be children of His, for we are no longer seeking our identity in the world but have found it in Him. Begin to ask Father God for a revelation of His love for you. Begin to realize that by Gods grace you are able to recieve His love and mercy each day and enjoy the beauty of His love continually washing over your life. Don’t run from the waves of His love and grace but allow them to wash over you continually. Just like the waves of the ocean, allow His endless love to cleanse you, purify you from all clutter and leave you as holy and blameless before His eyes.
No matter what, you cannot escape His love. You cannot seperate yourself from His love. Regardless of what you have done, His grace and love can cover you-if you allow it to. No failure is to great, no mistakes are to painful, no brokeness is to deep that the love of the Father cannot reach. No matter what you go through, you will have peace that His love will walk with you through it. That no matter what pain you may feel, His love can heal you. And no matter how far you may have fallen, His love and grace can pick you back up if you look to Jesus to do so.
Just as the sand rests on the shore, allowing the waves to gentle wash over. Rest in Jesus Christ and allow the Fathers love to cover you, settling deep into your heart and bringing upon understanding of how great His love is for YOU!
Do you believe you are loved by Father God? Do you believe His love is enough? For He does love you. His love is enough. And He is offering you greater understanding of His love for you today.
You are loved. You are valued. And you were created in the eyes of God, who see’s you as worthy of His goodness, mercy, grace and everlasting life.
I pray that “according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-that you being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the width, and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” Ephesians 3:16-19