It’s been awhile, so I thought I’d share a quick post–just some thoughts that have been running through my mind lately. There is a song that has recently become one of my favorites. It’s a simple song, but the words shout truth. The song is called “Times” by Tenth Avenue North, and these are the lyrics:
I know I need You
I need to love You
I love to see You, but it’s been so long
I long to feel You
I feel this need for You
And I need to hear You, is that so wrong?
Now You pull me near You
When we’re close, I fear You
Still I’m afraid to tell You all that I’ve done
Are You done forgiving?
Oh can You look past my pretending?
Lord, I’m so tired of defending what I’ve become
What have I become?
I hear You say,
“My love is over. It’s underneath.
It’s inside. It’s in between.
The times you doubt Me, when you can’t feel.
The times that you question, ‘Is this for real?’
The times you’re broken.
The times that you mend.
The times that you hate Me, and the times that you bend.
Well, My love is over, it’s underneath.
It’s inside, it’s in between.
These times you’re healing, and when your heart breaks.
The times that you feel like you’re falling from grace.
The times you’re hurting.
The times that you heal.
The times you go hungry and are tempted to steal.
In times of confusion, in chaos, and pain.
I’m there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame.
I’m there through your heartache.
I’m there in the storm.
My love, I will keep you by My power alone.
I don’t care where you fall or where you have been.
I’ll never forsake you, My love never ends.
It never ends.”
Pretty cool, right? Or maybe it’s just me. Either way, I think there’s something we can all take away from this: God’s love is unconditional. If you’re a Christian or you’ve grown up in church then you’ve probably heard that many times before. But do you understand what it means? Have you ever stopped & actually pondered the truth behind it?
It means that even when you insult Him by thinking about how much you hate yourself, He loves you. Even when you get mad at Him for not coming through with what you wanted, He loves you. Even when you think your way is better so you decide not to follow Him, He loves you. Even when you know your way is not better & still decide not to follow Him, He loves you. Even when you spit in His face with your ongoing sin & deny His name, He loves you. Even when it feels like the whole world is against you, He loves you. Even when you deny His existence, He loves you. Even when you break His heart, He loves you.
He loves you, no matter what. Let that fact take root in your heart & change the way you live.
I don’t know about you all, but I think that’s pretty neat. What an honor to serve such a King as this.