Saturday, August 9, 2014

God's Amazing Love

Marcelino Rapayla Jr.
I recently saw a quote that said, “God can love you more in a moment than all lovers in a lifetime”.  When I saw this, I was awestruck because although we know that God loves us, we need to be reminded of how much He loves us.   Many singles struggle with the feelings of loneliness and abandonment when they are not in a relationship with someone.  This quote reminds us that, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15: 13).  Even though we are single, we have the best type of love that anyone could ever have. It’s simply the love of Christ.  This is why it’s SO IMPORTANT for singles to understand that if you are not content with God’s love in your singleness then no love from anyone could ever be enough.   

We sometimes search for love and fulfillment in all the wrong places while neglecting that relationship with Christ.  Maybe you are single because God wants you to understand that no one can fill that void that is in your heart.  Once you become content with Him alone then He may bless you with that husband or wife that you desire.  When you become discouraged because you are single, be reminded of what the Bible says about God’s love. Here are some scriptures that may encourage you:

John 3:16-“ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Romans 5:8 - “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Ephesians 2:4-5 - “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”

2 Corinthians 5:21 -“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Isaiah 53:5 -“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

I don’t know about you but when I read these particular scriptures I just fall in love with Jesus all over again.  Who do you know would endure harsh beatings and then die for you? I always tell myself when I get discouraged about life’s challenges, “He loves me and wants me to have the best in life. If He didn’t love me, then He wouldn’t have died for me”. Sometimes the enemy whispers discouraging things to you that “He forgot about you” and “He doesn’t care because if He did care, then you wouldn’t be going through what you are going through”. Well, combat him with scriptures that talks about His love for us.

In conclusion, although I listed some scriptures in this post about Christ's love, I challenge you to really delve down in the word of God and search for scriptures that will encourage you during this time.
Your Sister in Christ,

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