Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Love (Elements of Existence) #AtoZChallenge

English: I took photo in Lubbock, TX, with Can...
 I took photo in Lubbock, TX, with Canon camera.
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Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.

Psalm 31:16
New International Version (NIV)

      We've all most likely heard it said that "God is love" and yet sometimes we ask why a loving God would allow bad things to happen to us sometimes.  We have to realize that we live in a fallen world.  Humanity has opened the doors to sin and sin in turn causes the pain and the bad things to happen.  One follows from the other.  Imperfect that we are, we often fall into the ways of sin and face the consequences that result from our actions.

         Never fear though, for God is ever watchful over us.   Through his never-ending love He continues to provide our needs.  He hears our prayers when we call to him.  Even if his answer is not the one we want, it is the answer we need.   A good parent does not give a child that which will hurt them even though the child may beg or scream--that is the parent's love in action.  The child might feel resentment for a short term, but eventually that child usually will understand that what seemed like deprivation was actually an act of great caring.

         Love involves sacrifice.  God made the greatest sacrifice because he loved us.  If we accept this and believe in this truth, then we will come to know the greatest love of all.   God's love for us is like no other.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
New International Version (NIV)


  1. Beautiful post, as always! Thanks for sharing.

  2. You explained it very well about us living in an imperfect world. People tend to forget that, they just wonder why God doesn't fix these, but it just doesn't quite work out that way. He answers and does in his own timing, will and way, not ours indeed.


  3. Wonderful words! We so often forget the fact that we are in a fallen world and sometimes it's hard to get others to understand. But, I have seen how God has worked to bring good even in the midst of trials.

  4. I thank you all for your support and words of encouragement.



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