I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: `I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness’ (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV).
There is great comfort in having assurance of something. For example, you are in great financial need. A friend of yours promises to give you the money. You are relieved. You do not go about worrying whether your friend will give the money or not. Why? Because your friend’s word is enough assurance for you. There is no need to doubt your friend’s word at all.
Similarly, at some point in life, you will be weighed down by the anxieties of life. There would seem to be no visible sign of God’s love to draw encouragement from. You may not be someone who doubts the love of God. Yet you long for some visible sign of God’s love. But could you not find a better solution to this need? Can you not rely on the Word of God which tells you that God has already loved you with an everlasting love?
See, visible signs of God’s love might encourage you and lift up your depressed spirit. But when you rely and find comfort and assurance in God’s word, you will find in it a constant and unending supply of strength. The everlasting love of God is more a reality than the need you feel in your heart. One of the things that you need to do is to refresh your mind time and again on this promise of God. He has loved you with an everlasting love. He has drawn you to Him with loving-kindness. No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, whether difficult or favorable, remind yourself of God’s unfailing love towards you. This is the best medicine for your grieving soul. And move forward in the confidence of His love!