Friday, September 21, 2007

HE Loves Me!


Although I have read the scriptures convincing me of my Father's love and how He orders my steps, I am still amazed when I experience the reality of it. To know that my Lord loves me with an everlasting love..........

I am just overwhelmed.

Me.

I mean.........

ME!

I know there is a reason for all things. In fact, everyone that serves our Savior can probably testify to this and the times that we felt such a wonderful peace knowing that God is in control. I for one, am so glad that He is. I have made enough mistakes on my own.....

Spent time in prayer asking for forgiveness from my forgiving Lord. How merciful He is to me.....thank-you, Jesus, so unlike man and the ways of man. Again, I thank YOU Lord!

The past few weeks I have struggled with a bad decision.........

One that has been more aggravating than anything else. No one forced this decision. It was one of pure human error.....

MINE.

Maybe this is why I have re-lived the moments over and over in my mind. (kicking myself over and over again)

I knew better. The Holy Spirit warned me with just a whisper "Don't"

I didn't listen. I listened to man instead. Haven't I heard the Spirit's voice enough to recognize it?

Yes, I have asked repeatedly for forgiveness. My Father forgave me the first time I asked.

I couldn't forgive myself.

I asked for a way out......all the while feeling unworthy......

and I have seen God at work.

No....not in the way that I would think He would, After all, His thoughts are much higher than mine.

And no, I haven't seen completion of the escape that He has made for me....

BUT I have this PEACE about my situation that PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING!!

ASK me again why I love Him so........

My answer won't be one of a list of things He does for me.....(although He does)

It won't be one of how He has prepared a mansion in heaven for me (although He has)

It will be BECAUSE He FIRST loved me.


HE LOVES ME!!

10 comments:

Denise said...

Yes, He loves you my sweet friend, with an everlasting love. Praying for you.

Unashamed said...

It's hard to get your head around grace, isn't it? I wonder sometimes if that's why so many try to add works to their salvation...the gift of grace just seems to good to be true.

I know that I often feel just the same way - overwhelmed, bewildered almost - that He loves ME. It's simply awesome.

Karen said...

It is very hard to understand that kind of love and grace of our Lord. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your situation. He has loved us first. Thank You God.

eph2810 said...

Debbie - sometimes we make decisions that are not pleasing to Him, BUT we need to learn to forgive ourselves if we repent and He cleansed us. I know that I still 'carry' some of my burdens with me too -- I seem not be able to shake it. Although He has forgiven me, I am still angry over the things I have done...

I will lift you up in prayer this week...

Thank you for sharing from your heart (((hugs))) and much love.

Marilee said...

Oh yes... I am ever humbled that HE loved me enough to pull me up out of the darkness and ugliness that I'd made my life into. And I am continually amazed at how HIS LOVE ENDURES, HIS FORGIVENESS IS ENDLESS, and HIS DESIRE TO SPEND TIME WITH ME (all His children!) IS CONSTANT!

How I wish the entire world would open their hearts and eyes to see the truth. To see LOVE. To see JESUS!!!

Whatever it is Debbie, FORGIVE YOURSELF! Let it go. We ALL fall short and make tons of bad choices/mistakes, etc. Let go of the guilt cause Jesus erases our sins as if they never existed because He loves us and so we can FULLY serve Him and praise Him. I know all too well how hard it can be sometimes to forgive ourselves, and I'm working on it too.

My dear friend and sister, I am praying for you!!!

Love you so much! HUGS!!! Marilee

Melanie said...

That is an overwhelming thought! I think about how much I love my family and that breathtaking love we have for our children. Then I think- God loves me even more than that. WOW!!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

I've blogged about it, trying to understand it several times...I never truly began to even glimpse how much God loves ME until I had children. I love DaHubby, my family, old friends fiercely but it's just not the same. The thought of giving up Pojke to save another goes against every fiber of my momma-being. Could I offer him up for you? Or Anita? Or Sara? For DaHubby? Or, for a COMPLETE stranger? *sigh* How much He loved us to give His son! Amen!

Sharon said...

It is amazing! Praise God!

Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so, little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong!

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so!

(This simple little song is so powerful to me.)

Yen said...

What a beautiful post this is! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! God is good:) And he loves us!!!

Have a blessed day!

ComfyDenim said...

I love that picture.

Forgiving ourselves is often the hardest part of life. We keep going on with it.."God please forgive me!!" over and over again...

And God says "I already did." As far as the east is from the west.

Grace is truly amazing.