Exceedingly Loved

‘I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’ Jeremiah 31:3 . When I had one of my doubts about being good enough for God, this verse came to mind. Why do I struggle so to please God? Why do I not love him and rest in His love to me? I don’t need to strive for God’s love like I might for an earthly father. Why do I worry and fret and tie myself into knots?

I am told He has loved us with an everlasting love for us. He has drawn us with loving devotion. There is nothing we can do to make Him love us more. There is nothing we can do which will make him love us less. We can rest, He is faithful and constant; as He tells us ‘Abide in My love.’