God’s love is relentless! God’s love is amazing! His love leaves me in awe. I couldn’t earn it and I sure don’t deserve it. Yet it fights for me. I love the way He loves me. I love the way he chases after me.
If you have ever been through a deep hurt, tough loss, or heartbreak, you know how hard it can be to come back from that. You may lose your identity, your self-worth and purpose. If you are not careful you will start to look for validation through other people and material things. You may start to look for ways to cope. You may turn to drugs, alcohol, sex and toxic relationships. If I could just offer you another alternative. Please try Jesus. I promise you there is no love greater.
You may be saying how do I do that. The first thing I would suggest is just open your heart and talk to God. Just have a straight up conversation with him. Tell him all of your thoughts and what you are feeling inside. You may think doesn’t He already know that, and He does but this gives you the opportunity to confess your insecurities and your issues. You can’t heal what you won’t address or confront.
The next thing I would suggest is open up the bible. The bible app is a great place to start. You can change the translations to something you can understand. My personal favorite is the NLT version. I would say pick a devotional that speaks to the issues you are going through and dive right in. YouTube is another great resource to find sermons that speak to you. Don’t underestimate the power of His word to transform your thought life and your perception of your circumstances.
Lastly, I would say praise and worship. I don’t mean just at a church service. You need to take time out of your day to say thank you. Not just because he woke you up this morning but because of who He is. Put on some worship and praise songs and sing. Sing until you feel a difference. Sing to an audience of one. Sing to the one who deserves our praise. The bible tells us to put on the garment of praise to lift the spirit of heaviness. It may seem weird at first but I promise you it works.
There is nothing like the presence of God. When you do these three things consistently you will start to feel different. Depression and negative thoughts about yourself and your situation will start to go away. Your situation may not change over night but during this time God is building you up for the better. He is changing things, making ways and rearranging things on your behalf.
Trust me, I would not be saying these things if I didn’t experience it for myself. God loves his children with an everlasting love. He wants us to be whole, satisfied and healed emotionally, mentally and physically. He will never leave you or forsake you. The bible says He will leave the 99 to chase after one. That one is you!
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