We all long to hear those three simple words: “I love you.” We desire to be wanted and cared for. But when someone doesn’t say “I love you” after you have worked so hard to win their affection, you get all bent out of shape and upset. Maybe you have searched all over the world looking for love but you always come out empty handed and just as lonely (if not lonelier!) as you were when you started. You may be asking: “Is there anyone out there who truly loves me?” The answer is yes!
Men and women are made to need and love each other. But the world’s idea of love is all wrong. We are told that true love is sex, drugs, and money. We then go and search the world, looking for this distorted view of love that everyone says is so wonderful. When someone doesn’t feel this “love” that all their friends are talking about, they get depressed and feel like they are not good enough. The “love” that everyone tells you you need, is not love. It’s temporary passion, and lust. Most people do what feels good to them, even if it is not right in God’s eyes.
Do you want to know something awesome? It seems totally crazy…
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God started loving you long before you were even conceived. You may be thinking, “there is no way God can love me. I’ve done some really horrible things. I’m a sinner.” You probably believe this because a normal human would totally disown you if you hurt them. But if you have asked God to save you from your sins, He has forgiven your every wrong. Even if you haven’t asked God to save you yet, He still loves you! How amazing!
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Some days I get really upset if no one says they love me. I mean c’mon… I’m a female. I’ll mope around and feel so empty. When this happens I tell myself that God loves me. He loves me no matter what! He loves me more than any human ever could. He loves me so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for my sins. Wow! He really loves me!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Things to Remember:
- When you are feeling depressed and lonely remember that God loves you no matter what!
- Earthly love is just temporary, God’s love lasts forever!
- Having love on earth is not a bad thing. We all need it! God created us to have a longing to be loved and cared for.
- We are called to love one another: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. – John 13:24