Hey y’all! Here’s the second post of the series. Hope y’all had a blessed Thanksgiving week. Now onto today’s point..
Knowing You Are Special: You Are Loved
Jeremiah 31:3- I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
A good amount of children today have struggling families at home. Parents that fight over money issues, custody of a child, financial problems, don’t spend enough time at home, and so on. This leaves a lot of children and teens feeling down and especially not loved. Most teens today feel that no one loves them. No one cares about them. I’ve felt this way myself. Because they feel this way, they look for ways to fill that hole in their heart. They think “Well if I have a boyfriend I’ll feel loved”, “If I have more friends I”ll feel loved”, “If I try to drink away that feeling” or “If I take as many numbing drugs as I possibly can, the pain will go away and I’ll feel loved.” But these things don’t work. You might feel different for a time but they can’t give you the feeling of unconditional love the way God can.
Jeremiah 31:3 says that “I (God) have loved you with an everlasting love”. Do you know how long everlasting actually is? No one can really explain it. It’s a love that goes on forever and ever and ever and ever. It never ends. God loved you before you were even born. He loved you while you were a toddler. He loved you while you were a little child. And he still loves you now. Amidst all the sins and wrong things we commit during the day, he still loves us. No matter what we do, God still loves us. He gets disappointed in us, but nothing will ever take his love away from us. He loved you so much that he died on the cross for you. God sent his only son to DIE for YOU. Before you were even born he loved and cared about you. He still does and he always will. Another bible verse says that he will never leave you nor forsake you. When you feel no one loves you, think again because God does love you.
“But how do I know God loves me?” You are alive today aren’t you? Life is going pretty good isn’t it? You have clothes on your back and food on your table. If God didn’t love you, he wouldn’t have blessed you with food, clothes, and breath once again. If God didn’t love you then he wouldn’t have sent his only child to die for you. We lie, cheat, steal, curse, yell, murder, adulterate, covet, etc every day. And amidst ALL these sins we constantly commit, he STILL loves us.
The rest of the verse goes on to say that “therefore I have continued my faithfulness towards you”. Which means that God is faithful. If he is faithful, then he keeps his promises. And one promise he makes is that he will never leave nor forsake you. He will ALWAYS love you and be there for you.
When you feel you aren’t special and that no one loves you. Not the world, your parents, siblings, and even friends love or care about you. Just turn to Jesus. Because he is ALWAYS there and he is always offering his unending and everlasting love towards you.
Stayed tuned for the next point/ next post of the series! God bless.