Do you expect to be loved? The only people who can love us even remotely how God loves us are those who are close to Him. However, we often expect unconditional love from those we are not. We hope that we are good enough, rich enough, beautiful enough, skinny enough, fit enough, successful enough, etc.–to be loved. We fear that if they know our past, they won’t love us in the present; however, one who lives in God’s presence can love passed our past because that’s how God loves. He is the only One who knows our every flaw, and loves us completely. The Bible says: “He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.” (Psalms‬ ‭103:10-14‬) http://bible.com/59/psa.103.10-14.esv

Ah sweet relief to absorb the knowledge that God knows every nook and cranny of my sinful past, and He has removed it “as far as east is from the west.” His love humbles me. I am as dust. Without Him, I could never love someone like me–like He loves me. Why would I EVER have that expectation for anyone else–especially someone who does not know Him? The more we allow God to completely satisfy our need for love, the less we we have ANY expectations of love from each other. I mean–we’re not hungry when we’re completely full–right?! Furthermore, when we don’t place our expectations for love in each other, then we are never disappointed.

When we spend time with God, we fall in love with Him. Who can resist unconditional love? When we’re completely in love with Him, we are full of love and we simply want to give it rather than constantly expecting to receive it! God’s love ALWAYS satisfies our heart!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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