Well today is Valentines day. A day full of glittery cards, flowers, heart shaped candy, and candle lit dinners. But I also know that there are people out there that won’t be enjoying these things. They may be hurting, have been through a recent breakup or divorce, feel lonely or depressed in their singleness, seeking for love from another person, not feeling love in their current relationship, and the list goes on. It can be overwhelming.
Wherever you are in your life today, know this: you are so loved by God!
Let those six words sink in for a bit.
Alright, so maybe the words I have typed are not convincing enough. How about we turn to the perfect word of God! Here are seven very good reasons to really know and believe this:
1. He created you in his image
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
– Genesis 1:27
2. He knew you before you were in the womb
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
– Jeremiah 1:5
3. He knitted you together in your mothers womb
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
– Psalm 139:13
4. He loves you
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
– 1 John 4:16
5. He died for you
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
– Romans 5:8
6. Nothing can separate you from the love of God!
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– Romans 8:38-39
7. He has given you everlasting life through Jesus
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
– John 3:16
It is my prayer that today that you are overwhelmed by the love God has for you.