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loveisthereasonI saw a prompt the other day that really made me stop and sit in silence for a few minutes — which, if you’ve been following me, you know is something I like to try to do once in a while. Because silence is underrated. And I think we all take it for granted, and I’ve only learned that from my own experience of desperately wanting it back once it was gone.

Here was that prompt:

“What do you know for sure?”

It made me think about God. And about His love for me.

His love that is unconditional. 

All-merciful;

Ever-forgiving;

His love that doesn’t hold grudges;

And isn’t easily angered;

And is patient.

And as for that very last one — as for God being patient — I’m very grateful.

Because even though I know these things to be true, sometimes they really don’t feel like that to me.

Sometimes, I don’t believe them 100%.

But here are things that I do know…

I know that even though I know those things are true, there are still times when I struggle with not entirely allowing myself to believe in them.

I know that usually that’s not necessarily because of who God is, but because of who I am.

I know, though, that if God is all of those things — and He is — then it’s okay for me to struggle.

Because God is patient.

He’s patient with me. And He’s patient with you.

And He’s waiting with us in those times of struggle, and in those moments of doubt.

For whatever circumstance you’re going through, and in whatever hardship you’re facing, I just want you to know (at least) this one thing for sure:

that God loves you.

You can be certain of that.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

And I hope that your husband, your family & friends, remind you of this daily.

“To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.” ― Thomas Merton