Day 31 Wednesday, May 13th
Unconditional love is easy to conceptually understand but to internally know it to be true and live as such is a whole different thing!
When I was a child, there were definitely times I didn't feel loved by my parents. When I was being rebellious, when I was being disciplined, and when I had to do chores -- those times were not times I felt all warm and fuzzy with love from my parents!
Looking back, I of course knew they loved me the whole time. What changed? My maturity, perspective, and understanding changed.
In the same way, I have seen evidence of God's love, His unconditional love. But here's what's so neat; the more I get to know Him, the more I mature in my faith, the more I gain the right perspective and understanding, the more I realize His unconditional love for me.
Here's my challenge for you -- and doing this always blesses me too -- think back to times in your life where you know God was patient with you, merciful towards you, gracious in His blessings, forgiving you, comforting you, blessing you with peace, directing your paths, healing you.
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5
When you think of those specific times, that warm welling up of God's unconditional love for you will pour over you. Thank the Lord for all He has done for us!