God is Awesome!
Jesus knows how you feel…
He’s been there.
Once, while recovering from a near death experience, I felt so hurt, and so low, that I actually told my son;
“I feel as though God has forsaken me!… I feel bad about saying it, but that’s just how I feel.”
In the severity of my pain and suffering, I felt that God had abandoned me.
My son looked at me with such compassion and said, “It’s OK mom, Jesus knows how you feel.
He knows what it’s like to feel forsaken, because as He was dying on the cross, He said,
“My God, My God, Why have You forsaken me?”
He knows how you feel, but He has not forsaken you.”
This was a tremendous comfort to me, and I hope this brings comfort to you too.
God loves you, and no matter what you’re going through, He knows just how you feel.
“Best of all, God is with us!”
“Blessed be the God of all comfort;
Who comforts us
in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted of God.”
II Corinthians 1:3-4
“Reckless Love” by Bethel music, draws you in with it’s pleasant melody and soothing lyrics, and has become very popular song, but…
The Love of God is Not reckless
Here’s the definition:
(describing a person or their actions) as being without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. as in “reckless driving”
synonyms: rash, careless, thoughtless, heedless, unheeding, hasty, impetuous, impulsive, daredevil, devil-may-care, irresponsible, ill-advised, injudicious, imprudent, unwise, ill-considered, etc.
This is not what the scriptures tell us about the love of God.
God’s love is caring;
“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,”
God’s love is thoughtful;
“So that whosoever believes in Him should not perish,”
God’s love is considerate,
“But have everlasting life.”
He laid down His life for us, not recklessly, but counting and knowing the cost.
Be still my soul-
The Lord is on your side!
Leave to your God
To order and provide-
Be still my soul-
Your best, your heavenly Friend
Thru thorny ways
Leads to a joyful end.
– Jean Sibelius
The love of God is greater far
Then tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest Hell,
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love
Of God above
Would drain the oceans dry;
Nor could the scroll
Contain the whole,
Tho stretched from sky to sky.
Hymn-“The Love of God” by F.M. Lehman