Everyone has human needs that go beyond the physical. If we have food, water, and shelter, we can survive. But to truly thrive, there are spiritual and emotional needs that we all have. We all strive to find ways to satisfy our need for Love, Acceptance, Security, Identity and Purpose. Some of us seek these in ourselves, in others and from society, but none of these needs can be truly fulfilled except by God.
God’s love is always present and unconditional. If you’ve ever had a friend or loved one that you felt you could trust completely, you’ve had a faint taste of what it’s like to be able to rely on someone without worry or fear. But even the strongest relationships can end, loved ones can die, circumstances can destroy our faith in others.
Not so with God and His unconditional love because He is never-ending and never changing. Nothing in this world that you can do or say will alter His love for you. He will never leave you or forsake you. You can always find comfort and security through your relationship with God because Eternal.
No matter what you do, no matter how you look, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made, you can never let God down because He loves you without conditions, without measure and with no reservations or any hidden agenda.
God is guiding you through every experience of your life – not because you have earned it, but because He loves you no matter what. When the dark clouds settle and all others abandon you, the light of God will shine bright and show you the way. His guiding light is unconditional love.
“I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever" - Psalm 52:8. “For great is your steadfast love toward me”- Psalm 86:13
“I am with you always to the end of the age”- Matthew 28:20
Moreover, from the time we are born, we search for acceptance. The sense of belonging to another person or to a group of people is a powerful affirmation. We try to please our parents as toddlers so that they will accept and love us.
When we are in school, we hope to be accepted into the popular crowd. At work, we want to be on the best project team or be accepted by our boss and co-workers.
We enter into relationships because the other person accepts us.But relationships fail, groups change over time and even our parents may be disappointed in our actions. The only true, unconditional acceptance is that offered by God. He loves us no matter what. He doesn’t care what we look like or about the mistakes we’ve made. As His creation, He loves and accepts us unconditionally.
To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved. -Ephesians 1:6
Furthermore, there is such a sense of security that overwhelms us when we are safe in the arms of God. Although our circumstances can change from day to day, God is eternal. Many of us accumulate money and power, hoping these will keep us secure, but we can lose our money and our power so easily!
The person who is on top today may be in the gutters tomorrow. No power we gain for ourselves can protect us from the many possible problems of this world.
God, however, is our eternal protection. He is our security and shelter in any storm because He will not leave us in times of trouble. No matter what happens, He will guard our souls and direct our footsteps if we ask Him to. Let yourself be secure in God’s abiding presence and you will always feel safe.
“You will be protected and take your rest in safety.” - Job 11:18. “Never will I leave, never will I forsake you.” - Hebrews 13:5
God richly bless you.