The cards, flowers, chocolate, and “I love
And yet, I wonder how many of us are left longing because someone left us wanting … failing to fill us up the way we expected, hoped or believed we needed.
I keep thinking about Jenny Lind’s song in The Greatest Showman…
All the shine of a thousand spotlights
All the stars we steal from the night sky
Will never be enough
Never be enough
Towers of gold are still too little
These hands could hold the world but it’ll
Never be enough … for me.
And my heart keeps thinking…
Maybe it’s not supposed to be.
Maybe there really is nothing that can fill up that hole in our hearts and maybe it has less to do with them and more to do with us.
If you’re like me … you take that “never enough” feeling and blame yourself. You feel unworthy. You wonder what you should have done differently. You dwell on every little flaw and fault and desperately want someone to make it better.
But the expectation isn’t fair, really!
Because no one … NO ONE … can fill the hole in our hearts that God created for Himself.
God’s perfect love is the only thing that can satisfy us … His is the only love that truly is ENOUGH!
And yet, even though I know that is true with every bit of my being, I still have times when I’m a little too introspective and needy … times when I find myself lacking because I’ve questioned how God could love a total mess like me.
Today, I’m asking God to help me seek Him first when I need the assurance of love. I’m asking Him to fill me to overflowing with His perfect unfailing love.
5 Verses to Pray When You Need to be Sure of God’s Love
God is love. God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.1 John 4:8b–10
Father, You are love … REAL LOVE! And you showed us just how You love by sacrificing everything for us … for me.
The truth is Father, I don’t feel very lovable most of the time. I know I’m a mess. I fail You and the people I love every day. Those who love me … let me down and I feel unlovable.
But then You remind me that Your love is not determined by how I feel or what I do, Your love is an amazing and undeserved gift. You give me everything I need today and promise me that I will spend eternity in Your presence. Your grace, mercy, and love overwhelm me. Thank you! Amen.
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.2 Thessalonians 2:16–17
Father, Jesus said … He must return to You so that You would send the Holy Spirit. The One who comforts me and gives me hope. The One who strengthens me and guides me with Your truth. The One who gifts me with “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The One who makes possible any good thing I say and do.
I can’t imagine living even one day without Your Spirit’s help. Thank you for loving me so much that I don’t have to figure this life out on my own. Thank you for a love that will never leave me or forsake me. Amen.
May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.Ephesians 3:18–19
Father, please help me keep my eyes on You … even when life is hard. When people and circumstances have disappointed me. Please help me run to You quickly, when I need Your forgiveness because I’ve messed things up again!
Your love is deep and high and long and wide. It is beyond my power to understand even when I keep my heart and mind focused and seek You first. When I don’t … oh Father, it’s ugly.
I need You! Forgive me. Help me. And grant me the fullness of life and power that only Your love can give. Amen.
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
Father, how I need to carry these words in my heart constantly.
Nothing can separate me from Your love! NOTHING!
You were separated from Jesus as He suffered on the cross for me so I would never have to experience the misery of being separated from You.
Your love sustains and strengthens me. When the enemy taunts me with fear and worry, help me remember that You are with me and You are greater than anything this world can throw at me.
Nothing can separate me from Your love! Nothing!
Thank you! Thank you! Amen.
Each day the Lord pours His unfailing love upon me and through each night I sing His songs praying to God who gives me life.Psalm 42:8
Every day, Father, You faithfully pour Your perfect love over me. Nothing in this life compares to Your love. And yet, You have graced us with relationships that give us a taste, however imperfect, of the spectacular beauty found in this
May I live each day telling others about Your love. May I be blessed to show them Your love, and although I know I do so imperfectly … please, speak over them the truth of who You are and how much You love them.
And Father, may I spend every day for the rest of my life singing songs of praise and thanking You for who You are … for You are LOVE!
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
You can be sure God loves you!
Your heart may be bursting with the love of family and friends today.
You may be hurting and longing because love has let you down.
Whatever your heart feels…
You can be sure of God’s love!
He died for you! He lives for you! Nothing can separate you from His love … not today – not ever! His love fills the heavens and earth. And through His
Now that’s a truth to hold on to! AMEN?!
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