February 17, 2019

Divine Love: the Gift of Healing and Acceptance



“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”-- 1 John 4:16 (KJV)

How do we empower ourselves in these difficult times? It seems everyone’s pointing a finger at someone else. Divisions in society, culture, and politics are as deep as they ever have been. Acceptance and understanding are almost lost arts—even among famous families. We see more of these dark manifestations:

  • Suspicion
  • Shame (more popularly known as shaming)
  • Fear
  • Hatred
  • Anger

This is not the way we’re supposed to act. According to the Bible, God loves us, and we’re supposed to care for each other.

Point 1: God is love; He can’t be anything else.
Point 2: If we want to be like Him, we must act with compassion.

The scripture cited above clarifies these themes. Actually, many passages relate to these topics. Let’s look at some of them:

Philippians 4

(This is a definitive chapter on the power of God’s love.)

His peace is so deep; it’s hard for us to understand.
Each of us can make our requests known to God.
Christ strengthens us to do anything.
God supplies all our needs.
Individuals can rejoice in Him.

Ephesians 3:17-20

We need to have a foundation of love.
People cannot comprehend Christ’s love.
God can do much more than we can ask, or even think.

Jeremiah 29:11

He has thoughts of peace, not evil, toward us.

Jeremiah 31:3

His love is everlasting.

Psalm 86:15

God is compassionate, gracious, and full of love.

Psalm 136:26

His mercy never ends.

Zephaniah 3:17

He rejoices over us.
He saves us.

Ephesians 2:4-5

God saves us with his grace.

Matthew 7:8-11

He knows how to give good gifts to those who ask.
He’s waiting to help us.

My Conclusion

“No matter what storm you face, you need to know that God loves you. He has not abandoned you.”—Franklin Graham
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“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”—St. Augustine  
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“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.”—C.S. Lewis  
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“God loves you. He wants you to succeed. He wants the best for you.”—Norman Vincent Peale  

(Quotes taken from christianquotes.info and guideposts.org)  

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