Because I was raised in a Catholic School where we were taught that God’s love was attached to what you do and good behavior, I really never believed God loved me. Whatever was going on in my life, I assumed that that’s how God loved me that day. If I sinned or was out of character, I thought God took back His love because of my behavior on that particular day. To make matters more complex, I suffered from thinking my own natural father hated me. Because of divorce and his career keeping him very busy, I just didn’t know what love was in a clear, consistent way. You might’ve been like me-confused about true love because of brokenness in your family or wrong theology and receiving mixed signals about love. Today, I know what God’s love is and I have to remind myself on occasion that we must separate our circumstances from God's love. We must separate how others treat us from God’s love and even our own behavior. God’s love never changes. His love isn't built on feelings or emotions. It is steady. Consistent. And True. So today, choose to believe that God loves you no matter what. Ask Him to heal your broken heart so that you can be clear on what true love really is.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded , that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present , nor things to come , 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.