1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
1st John 3:1a
This week has been hard for me. My grandfather is very sick. He is dying of cancer. I have cried and prayed and been so confused. To go with my confusion was what I called frustration. My family told me not to fly up. They said that I would only make it harder on them, that I would be in the way, that it wasn’t necessary. I was not really frustrated. I felt unimportant, unnecessary, and unloved. I know that people deal with pain their own way. I have heard that a lot this week. Understand that I am not angry with my family. My own insecurities found their way into this.
You see satan loves to convince Christians that we are unimportant, unnecessary, and unloved. When you are dwelling in the depression of that understanding you are not effective. God has been working on me with this. I will not lie to you and say that He has given me a complete peace in this. I am holding on to it. I don’t know why. It does me no good. Yet, I feel the need to hold onto these painful feelings as if I can control them.
When I sat down to write this devotional the above scripture was where God sent me. He reminded me that he has lavished great love upon me. He calls me His child. I have a Father who loves me unconditionally. Don’t confuse this love with the love you may know from your parents. This is the kind that self sacrifices. This is love that fights with a Holy Jealousy. This is the Love that Fairy tales try to equal!
That same love considers you and I a child of His.
I don’t know about you but that makes me pretty important! I feel necessary! Most of all I feel LOVED! The God who formed the universe loves me!
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