Originally published Wednesday, 20 November 2013.
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. 1 John 4:16a (MSG)
I’ve had one of those weeks.
It’s been a week when I’m not sure where the to-do list starts or what to tackle next.
Seven days of early mornings, and long days, and late nights.
There have been hard conversations where tough things had to be spoken, where I’ve found myself trying to find words to weave hope while drawing boundaries.
In the midst of all the chaos there has been the gradual ending of some things and the slow beginning of others.
In all of this craziness I’ve begun to depend on myself more than God.
I’ve been so busy that it is easy to lose sight of the fact that God loves me.
Maybe it’s hard to remember how much God loves me because it is difficult to understand how crazy his love for me is.
I think my week has been crazy, but God’s love bends itself around my to-do list, invades my hard conversations and somehow swallows my early mornings, long days and late nights.
I haven’t found time for God but he has found time for me. (tweet this)
It’s weird but God’s love is big enough that he has been present in everything I’ve done. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t noticed how he helped me say the right words or how his love was present when I was tired and felt alone.
I allowed my schedule to let me lose sight of the fact that God loves me not because of what I do but because of who I am.
I am his.
Even on my craziest/saddest/hardest days God has never let me out of his sight. (tweet this)
In fact on those days I think he is close enough to see the freckles on my face.
What I’m trying to say is no matter what you are going through God loves you. He sees you. And if you look for his love you will find it in the places where you least expect it.
God. Loves. You. Don’t lose sight of that. (tweet this)
Ponder: Do you ever lose sight of the fact that God loves you? I’d love you to share in the comments the things that help you remember how much God loves you.
Prayer: Thank you that you love me, God. Help me to trust in your love. Amen.
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