Valentine’s Day. I can hear some of you sighing. What’s the point of Valentine’s Day? Just another holiday for the cash register.
Maybe. But this month is considered the month of love. So, focusing on love is always good. Especially when it’s on God’s love. And God’s love for His heart’s beloved ones.
And you, dear heart, are one of those beloved ones.
I hear some souls sinking. But I don’t feel beloved. I don’t feel okay.
Perhaps you’ve been grieving, even in the solitude of your closet, grieving over some loss in your life. Perhaps the loss of a loved one. Perhaps over a broken marriage. Perhaps a friend has hurt you.
Perhaps you’ve been wrongfully accused of something in your workplace. Perhaps you’re feeling very discouraged right now. Perhaps you have negative feelings about yourself or negative thoughts bombard your mind.
Perhaps…well, whatever your perhaps may be, your heart is wounded. Your eyes spill over with stress-induced tears from a broken heart.
Well, I’m here to tell you that feelings change but the truth of God’s love does not. The truth is…God loves you with a love that can still any storm, win any battle, override any tension or discomfort, soothe any pain, comfort any hurt, calm any fear, and will always uphold you, always share peace and joy with you.
You, the one He loves truly. You, the one for whom He died. You, the one to whom He yearns to be close. You, the Lord’s espoused, His intended, His precious companion for all eternity. You are His precious heart’s desire.
He rejoices over you with mirth and pleasure. He spins around in excitement over you with shouts of joy and songs of praise! (Zeph. 3:17)
“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.” (1 John 4:16-17a NLT)
No matter what circumstance is swirling around you, you are loved and you will be okay. I wanted you to know that, so I responded to the prod from Holley Gerth’s Coffee for Your Heart writing prompt: “No matter what happens, you’re going to be okay because…” because you are loved!
As Holley says…
You’re going to be okay even if it feels like your world is falling apart right now.
You’re going to be okay even if it seems your confidence is lacking.
You’re going to be okay even if you don’t know what tomorrow holds.
I wanted to encourage you, sweet reader, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not. You are loved. Each. And. EVERY. Day. No matter what!
The only one you truly need to make you feel loved is the Lord, the God of love. He will never leave you, nor abandon or desert you, nor leave you behind. And that, my sweet friend, should fill your love tank to overflowing!
***Be sure to check out Holley’s brand new book: You’re Going to be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days.