Love Notes from God

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

For the past two years I have been on a journey to find God's love. Circumstances told me that He didn't. At least that is what it looked like. Hard times whispered worries in my ear that maybe He didn't care like I thought He did. So not the truth. The hard times had shown up because He DID love me. I mistook the pain for the absence of His love.

These days there is deeper understanding of His love. Peace comes and stays because I now realize no matter what happens His love is here to stay. I can rest in His love. A love that is never fickle or flighty. A love that endures.

Here is how He love you and me. We are His beloved...His cherished ones regardless of our circumstances. His Word is one long love note to us...

1. He carries you on His shoulders.

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders. 
 Deuteronomy 33:12

2. He will watch over you and sit with you as you are being refined.

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. 
Malachi 3:3

3. You are the apple of His eye.

In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of His eye.
Deuteronomy 32:10

4. He sings LOUDLY over you. {I love this picture of God singing loudly!}

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

5. He will walk through rough waters and fire with you.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you; when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. 
Isaiah 43:2

6. He will be your superhero and rescue you.

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. 
Isaiah 46:4

7. He really is your "knight in shining armor".

There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides across the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty.
Deuteronomy 33:26

8. He cannot forget you. You are engraved on Him.

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Isaiah 49:15-16

9. He keeps your tears in a bottle. He knows your pain and takes it into account.

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
Psalm 56:8

10. He is a place to hide when the world is wicked to you.

In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
Psalm 31:20

What "love notes" have you discovered in His Word? I would love to hear what verses show you His love.

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Trudy said...

I love these, Debbie. It's so easy to mistake pain for absence of love, isn't it? These 10 ways He loves us are so comforting. Thank you for these beautiful reminders! Visiting you as your neighbor at Bonnie's

Jeannie Pallett said...

I love the verses you shared with us; especially the one describing us as the beloved of the Lord being carried on His shoulders. On His shoulders we are as He carries us through the storms and the fires of life. It is such a comfort to know He will literally never let us down to walk alone!

susieteramura said...

This is so beautiful- He is so wonderful- Thank you for reminding me of all the ways I am loved- It has meant a lot to me tonight!

Debbie said...

Thank you, Trudy, Jeannie, and Susie for stopping by!

Jeannie, Yes, He never lets us down even in the worst.