I am Loved
"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, 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." Romans 8:38-39 NLT
Thoughts for Today
Even on the days we feel the most unlovable--God loves us. And His Word promises us that nothing--NOTHING--can ever separate us from His love.
What a reassuring promise! We live in a world where it is difficult to count on anything or anyone. Everything keeps changing. The economy changes. Governments change. Friends change. Circumstances change. But God's love for us will never change.
We all want to be loved. If we will consistently look in God's mirror, we will always know that we are loved. Here are just a few of the many reflections found there.
- God loved you so much that he gave His Son for you. (John 3:16)
- God loved you even before you loved Him. (1 John 4:19)
- Jesus corrects us only because He loves us. (Revelation 3:19)
- God is love. (1 John 4:8)
Do you sometimes feel unloved? Look in God's mirror. You are loved. God loves you, and nothing can separate you from His love. Nothing. You are special to Him. You matter to Him. He cares about you and what is happening in your life. You may not always feel His presence. You may not always feel His love. But He is always with you. And He always loves you.
Father, thank you that I can count on your love. When I am feeling down, help me look in the mirror of your Word. I know that I will always see the refection of your love there. In Jesus' name …
These thoughts were drawn from…
Seeing Yourself in God's Image: Overcoming Anorexia and Bulimia by Martha Homme, MA, LPC. Written by a counselor with experience helping those with eating disorders, this study is born from her own struggles in adolescence. The group challenges members to find their identity in Christ as they overcome this difficult struggle. This guide offers understanding of distorted body image, denial, and the family systems influence. It also explains how to break free of social pressures and how to restore the temple and tie the recovery process together. A companion booklet Seeing Your Loved One in God's Image, can be used as a quick reference guide dealing with issues associated with eating disorders. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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