The human heart craves…
…strength to cope
…a leader to follow
…shelter in the storm
…security for the day
…protection from evil
…joy in spite of turmoil
…provision for all needs
…power to fight the enemy
…recognition of achievement
…fulfillment for its emptiness
…to be loved, unconditionally
…safety from all that would harm
…soothing for the frustrations of life
…to be accepted, without reservation
…refreshment in those parched times
…courage to step out when fainthearted
…tenderness when the world is unlovely
…confidence and calm when fear attacks
…to be understood, without condemnation
…the right spouse, job, school, friendships
…comfort in times of stress, grief, and affliction
…a guidance counselor to find the designed path
…encouragement for those days filled with woes
…to be welcomed Home into the Everlasting Arms
…an intimate relationship with the Love of the universe!
And yes, there are times when the human heart is contrary and desires the wrong things, seeking in confusion. A right heart craves to beat in perfect harmony with the Heartbeat of the Beloved.
Crave the Love that is offered in that intimate relationship. Crave that oneness. Crave the Love that is above all others. Crave the Love that loves you beyond belief.
Don’t feel like it? I hear some souls sinking. But I don’t feel loved.
Perhaps you’ve been grieving over some loss in your life. Perhaps you’ve been wrongfully accused of something or hurt in some way. Perhaps you’re feeling very discouraged right now. Perhaps you have negative feelings about yourself or negative thoughts bombarding 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, encourage any heartache, and will always uphold you and 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. If your life is falling apart right now, you’ll be okay. Even if all looks dark and dreary, you’ll be okay.
Let me encourage you, 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. He will never leave you, nor abandon you. And that, my sweet friend, should fill your love tank to overflowing!
May your craving be filled with that special, tender fulfilling Love!
***A remixed rerun. 😀