By Jennifer Hudson Taylor
The first and greatest promise that I believe God wants us to know and understand is that He has PROMISED to LOVE us. This is not just a promise to His children--Christians--but to all mankind whether or not they choose to love Him back, acknowledge Him, or outright deny Him.
God is not a dictator. Everyone is free to accept or reject His love. Just because people choose to not love Him back, doesn't mean He stops loving them. Those of us who have experienced the pain of loving someone who refuses to love us back knows how painful this can be. He loves each of us--every sinner.
Here is a promise that has spoken volumes to me through betrayal, loss, disappointments, injuries, fear, failure, abuse, bankruptcy, poverty, tragedy, death, and loved ones with health conditions. Read it and reread it--slowly. Allow the profound depth of this promise sink into your heart and know that you know that you know YOU are loved by the creator of the universe.
"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:37-38)
And be blessed!
(Sorry about the ad at the beginning.)