I can’t say how many times I have uttered the words, either under my breath or possibly out loud to a very trusted friend or my husband, “I just wish people would love me for who I am.” I’m guessing I am not alone in this.
Sometimes it can feel as if people have expectations for us that are not based in reality. Perfection is the standard. But we can never be perfect. The result? We feel rejected and lonely, and often we begin to believe that we will never be accepted for who we are and that no one even sees the little progress that we have made. We become weary of rejection, heartache, and loneliness.
I sometimes find comfort in the words of this song.
What Love Really Means JJ Heller
I can identify with much of the song, but these first lyrics especially.
“He cries in the corner where nobody sees.
He’s the kid with the story no one believes.
He prays every night, “Dear God, won’t you please,
could you send someone here who will love me?”
Have you ever prayed a similar prayer? I have. And there is One who answers.
God is the only One who loves us the way that we desire to be loved. Everyone else will fall short. They may try really hard, or maybe they won’t try at all. Regardless, they are not God and can never fill that God-sized hole within our hearts. Only the Lord can fill us up with His love.
So if you are feeling rejected and lonely, unloved, unaccepted, if you’ve been suffering……run to the Father. He promises to love you for you. He created you, and He knows His plans for you. They are good, despite what you may be feeling or experiencing right now.
If you don’t know how to love, or what it means to be loved, God can teach you. He greatly desires to pour out His love on you. He comes down to meet us where we are.
Will you reach out for Him?
I am. Join me today.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
Oh, and just to let you know, God continues to speak to me about living loved through various resources. I stumbled across this beautiful coloring book last week. Don’t you love it?
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