Some days, you just feel bleh.
Whether you’re tired, under the weather, feeling out of shape, or woke up with a big pimple, some days you feel less than lovely.
I must confess I’m feeling that way today. Maybe you are too.
No matter how we feel, we always have the truth of God to cling to. Our feelings are like roller coasters. We’re happy one minute, angry the next, and moody in between. Add female hormones to the mix, and well, you get the picture. But God’s truth, straight from His word, is constant and never-changing. God Himself is always the same. (Hebrews 13:8).
So, if you’re like me, and since this is February, the month of love, let’s focus on God’s truth about love. Plus, scripture tells us God is love, so I think it’s a great place to go back to on the days we’re feeling not so cute and sweet (1 John 4:16). And, as always, God’s words are more powerful and more important than mind, so just sit back and soak in the following verses. Allow the truth from God’s word to remind you that God always thinks you’re lovely.
Psalm 139:14, 17-18 (NLT)
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it…How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 8:35-39 (NLT)
“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,p neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
John 3:16 (NIV)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
1 John 4:9-10 (NLT)
“God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”
Psalm 100:5 (NLT)
“For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.”
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
1 John 4:16 (NIV)
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
Ephesians 3:18-19 (NLT)
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
You know the saying, “too good to be true”? God’s never-changing, unconditional love may seem that way. But really, it’s true. No matter what we face or what circumstances each day brings, we can be at peace knowing that our God loves us more than anything else He created.
“Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me
Is the current of your love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To your glorious rest above”