You Need Jesus Because Jesus Loves You

“We have come into an intimate experience with God’s love, and we trust in his love for us. God is love! Those living in love are living in God, and God lives through them.” 1 John 4:16 (TPT).

I was shopping the other day, and a young girl was working close to the store entrance, folding a pile of t-shirts and adding them neatly to a round table. As I perused the clothing racks, she asked, “What are you searching for today?” I replied that I wasn’t looking for anything in particular and kept walking. But the Holy Spirit made me pause, and I thought to myself, “What if God was asking me that question, ‘What are you searching for?'”

I began to think about my life, the places where I feel weak, the circumstances I find myself in, the unanswered prayers, and the mystery of dreams disappointed. I realized that no matter what I was going through, the doubts that beset me, the troubles that harassed me, or the worry that tormented me, the answer to everything I need is found in Jesus.  Nothing, my sweet sisters, can soothe the sting of pain more than the all-consuming love of Jesus. And in case you have any doubt, HE LOVES YOU.

Every time your heart beats and you take a breath into your lungs, it should remind you of God’s love. No force is more potent than the Father’s love for you. His love can move mountains, split the seas, heal wounds, cleanse hearts, and free captives. Mamas, God cares about every dimension of your life. Nothing you could ever do, no sin you could commit would change how perfectly and completely Jesus loves you.

Why do you feel the way you do? Why do you search for things to settle and distract your mind from reality? Why does your heart and soul feel so empty and alone? The reason is simple: you long to know and follow Jesus. He is the only answer that will set you free and put the pieces of your life in place.

Today, don’t just breeze past him and keep walking. Seek him, and you will find him. Jesus stands at the door and knocks. Will you let him in?


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