O Love that wilt not let me go
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.
God’s love is unrelenting in its pursuit of us. We are born in our Father’s heart, and though our meeting with Jesus, the Lover of our Soul, we grow to know just how wide, and deep and full God’s love for us is.
What does this love mean to us personally?
If we have grown up in a harsh, unloving environment, as many across the world have done, we find it difficult to accept that we are loved for whom we are. We doubt that anyone could love us at all, and turn away repeatedly from the Father who pursues us.
We face scorn, abuse, hatred and constant criticism, and though we hear our Lover’s voice calling and calling, deep within we can’t believe it.
“What if” we think!
What if I give my heart, and its all a lie? No! I can’t.
What if I trust Him, and He betrays my trust? No! I can’t.
What if I give myself into His care, and someone comes along and hurts me once more? Can I trust Him then? Is it true? Can it be true? Can I take that first step and give myself to the One who says He loves me utterly?
He tells me that He gave His life for me! Me? Yes! Can I believe? I want to! I really want to!
The Bible says, “God is Love!” 1 John 4:8-10 says:
Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him. This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.
I want to believe in this love. I want to accept Him as my Lord.
Lord Jesus, fill me with Your love, that I may forget the past and move forward into a new life as Your own.
I believe, help me in my unbelief.
O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall endless be.