Guest Post: God's Love is Complete

I love being able to share posts from other writers that I respect!  Today's guest post is from Fiona Burrows.  Fiona and I met as fellow writers for the Rest Ministries writing team. I hope you are blessed by her words today.  

Have you ever wondered if God’s love is really all you need? Is it really enough to get you through those very tough times in your life? Is God’s love a constant? Is there anywhere that God’s love cannot reach?

There are times when I struggle. I struggle to make sense of what is happening to me, or around me. Struggle knowing what is the right thing to do in the circumstances. Wondering if there is anyone who really understands or knows how I am feeling.

But knowing the love of God, is what makes it possible for me to go on. Knowing that God will be there with me to face whatever today, or tomorrow brings and knowing that God’s love cannot be lost by any mistakes that I make, makes me able to get up and face a new day, each and every day.

As humans we show love to one another, but we also do things to other people that aggravate, hurt or upset them. Because we are human, we will keep on doing that. Our relationships with other people are always flawed, even though in our own way, we may love them.

God loves us no matter what we do, we cannot be outside of God’s love. His love is all-encompassing and we cannot escape from it.

I love Renee Bondi’s book, The Last Dance but Not the Last Song, where she says:

“God’s love is complete.

It is wide – covering all our experiences and reaching out to the whole world.

It is long – continuing the length of our lives.

It is high – rising to the heights of our joy and celebration.

It is deep – reaching to the depths of our despair and hopelessness.

When you feel cut off or alone, remember that you can never be outside of God’s love.”

They are powerful words, referring to the words of Paul in Ephesians 3:17b-19

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

God’s love is truly complete.

Father, I thank You that Your love is all-encompassing – yet You love me as an individual child, special to You. Please forgive me when I struggle and help me, and those who read this, to grow into the width, length, height and depth of Your love and to have that love transform our lives, and the lives of those we touch. Amen.

More about Fiona - Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life, and the lessons He is teaching her, as she lives with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to travel when she is able. (If you'd care to leave a comment for Fiona here on the blog feel free to do so - or I can forward an email to her through my contact page!)

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