God’s love is unending…he never stops loving me.

When did you first hear the incredible news that God loves you? I heard it as a small child, and when I was seven years old, John 3:16 led me to a decision.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (KJV).”

I invited Jesus into my heart to be my Savior and Lord, guaranteeing me a home in heaven for eternity.

Growing up, I read my Bible faithfully, loved Jesus, and wanted to please him. That was easy as I learned more about his immeasurable, inexhaustible love for me.

Many of his followers encounter a time of questioning his love. Mine came after I’d experienced enough life to discover perfection was beyond my ability. It happened right in the middle of my dream of being the perfect mother. In my dream I’d expected to be patient and kind. My reality was the opposite—impatient and angry with myself for being impatient. Discouragement overwhelmed me.

Outwardly I appeared happy, but inwardly I was a tangled mess—full of worry and fear, anger, bitterness, and insecurity. I felt like a failure as a mother and a Christian.

God must have told a friend about my despair. In my dark moment, the phone rang. After I poured out my hopelessness, she spoke life-changing words.

“God can never love you more than he loves you right now, and he can never love you less because he loves you as much as he can possibly love you.”

God can never love you more than he loves you right now, and he can never love you less because he loves you as much as he can possibly love you. Click To Tweet

Drying my tears, I lived in that truth. God’s love is unending. He doesn’t love me because of behavior. He loves me because I’m his child. He never stops loving me.

The more I learned about God’s love, the more joy and peace flooded my life. Do you need reassurance of his unending love?

“…Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee” (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV).

“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies…How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 36:5, 7).

“The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love” (Psalm 147:11).

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins…And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:9, 10, 16).

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:2).

What more could God do to prove his love? This cinched it for me.

‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,

yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken

nor my covenant of peace be removed,’

says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:10

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you (Is. 54:10). Click To Tweet

What an amazing day when I learned God’s love is unending…he never stops loving me.

And then I found out the Lord had chosen me for a purpose! But that’s a story for another day.

Would you tell me about a time when you grappled with feelings questioning God’s love? And please share this article with your friends!

© Dianne Barker 2019

(Scriptures from NIV unless noted)

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