As we begin this journey together I pondered on what the first blog would be. I came across this video a few weeks ago and four words have stuck with my spirit since.
“Your love is relentless.”
According to the dictionary it simply means, “showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace.”
What better way to start this journey than by telling you about the love that God has for you.
When I hear the word relentless some synonyms that come to mind are fierce, never ending, or persistent. Never did I ever think of using this word to describe God’s love for and towards us, but it is so fitting. God’s love will always chase after you. Why? Because you are HIS. There are a ton of stories and verses from the bible that I can share with you that show His love, and we will explore them in time but today I’ll share my most recent encounter of God’s relentless love.
About six weeks ago I was given the opportunity to do the sermon recap at my church and I shared Psalm 27:13-14 with them.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
That same day I was sent to the emergency room. I was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). It is a rare blood disorder where your blood platelet count is low. Blood platelets are what causes your body to stop bleeding if you become injured. I didn’t take it serious at first. The doctor gave me medication and told me that my count should go up. The first week it did, the second week it didn’t. As the weeks followed my numbers still remained low and so my doctor tried a different route called IVIg transfusion that was expected to boost my numbers greatly. A few days after we found out that it didn’t. Concerned, my doctor scheduled me for a bone marrow biopsy to ensure that this isn’t something more serious. As of now, I am currently awaiting the results.
Going through this I have been claiming my healing and I was asked, “how do you know God’s going to heal you?” The answer is simple. It’s because He loves me. I’d be lying to you if I said that I don’t get afraid at times. I’m human and the thought that this could be something more scares me, especially when I think of every little detail of this amazing life that God has given me. But then, I think of those four words…“your love is relentless.” Even if my results come back and don’t match what I’ve been believing for, guess what? God’s love will still come, it will still find me, and it will still heal me. I know that because He’s been with me every step of the way. He’s seen every tear that I have cried, held me through every doubt, and carried me through every worry. It’s His love that gives me hope. It’s His love that keeps me smiling. It’s His love that keeps me going. It will always be His love.
Everyone has a battle that they are fighting within themselves. Lately, this has been mine. However, I choose to be loved by God. I choose to believe that He hasn’t forgotten about me. I choose to believe that He will use this to bring His name glory.
If you currently find yourself struggling with accepting God’s love, or even allowing it into your heart, I encourage you to give it try. Begin by simply talking to God. Many believers call it prayer, but sometimes I like to call it chats with my best friend. Be honest with Him. Let Him know everything that’s truly on your heart. I remember that Sunday driving to the emergency room talking to God. With tearful eyes and a worried heart, I told God, “I’m scared. I’m so scared, but like I said today I will remain in you. I trust you, Lord.”
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. May God’s love encompass you today and always.
Remember, you are beloved.
Worship Song recommendation: Reckless Love by Cory Asbury