Is it possible to feel completely loved—all the time? It’s what we all seek—right? Do we really expect perfect love from imperfect humans like a spouse, child, parent or friend? When a spouse fails us, we may seek love in an affair or another friendship. We often find perfect love by having a child. Children think they should find perfect love in a parent. However, most human relationships are fraught with frustration and failure. Yet, we burden each other with an expectation for the kind of love which only God can provide.

We must place our expectation for love—in Him.

When we feel unloved and crushing loneliness floods into our heart, we must not succumb to any temptation which takes us away from Him. We cannot depart from God—who is love—and ever expect to find His love. He has a plan for loving us. He loves us perfectly because He is love. His Word says: “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” (1 John‬ ‭4:16‬) If we want to feel completely loved—all the time—we must love God all the time. What does it mean to love God? Jesus said: “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (John‬ ‭14:21) Perhaps the thought of obedience to God doesn’t conjure up feelings of being loved. It didn’t for me until God taught me about Himself.

All goodness flows from Him. As I desired to experience more of His goodness, I desired to know Him. To know Him, I had to be close to Him which meant I had to get rid of what separated me from Him. I began to obey Him from my heart instead of out of fear or obligation. I discovered His heart of goodness where all my needs are met. He is my Heavenly Father and He loves me more than I love myself! He loves each of us all the time—but to experience His perfect love—we must be close to Him!

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

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