“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 them.” 1 John 4:16 NIV
God’s love is perfect. It’s constant. Unconditional. It’s healing. It’s risky! It’s brave and courageous. It’s bold. Francis Chan calls it “Crazy Love.” It reaches beyond logic. It’s undeserved. It sometimes makes no sense at all.
I believe that is why we have such a hard time grasping it. Love has become so conditional and so perverted that it is hard for us to grasp real, genuine love.
I really have to stay in God’s Word to try to grasp His love and operate in it. All good things are not God things. Sometimes good things can come from an unhealthy place. Even toxic. Sometimes distance is loving rather than smothering someone in codependence or dependence.
God, help me trust You and rely on Your love.
1 John 4:8, Colossians 3:14, 1 John 4:18, Psalm 23, 1 Corinthians 13