March 2 (Belated) Devotional Thoughts

Yes, still working on that whole “consistent blogging” strategy, so now I have a few posts to catch up to today, March 7th. Today’s devotional thoughts are belatedly for March 2nd.

 

“There are women who feel so bad about themselves that they get involved with men who will hurt them because they believe that is all they deserve. You need to be around safe people, not people who continue to wound you. God will help you learn to recognize those people if you listen to His wisdom.

Love is the healing balm that the world needs, and God offers it freely and continuously. His love is unconditional. He does not love us IF…He simply and for all time loves us. He does not love us because we deserve it; He loves us because he is kind and wants to love us.


Pray: Lord, Your eternal love surrounds me today, and I receive it with a heart full of praise. I am secure in Your love and kindness, given to me unconditionally. Amen.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

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“Thank You, Father, that You so loved the world that You gave Your one and only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ….Thank You for the way He rebuked the arrogant and looked with favor on the humble-minded, opening wide the door of His kingdom to those who were destitute and helpless in spirit. I delight in Your tender mercies, O my God, by which the Sunrise on high has come to us!”

–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”

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“If you don’t get whatever it is you want, can you still love God? Will you still serve Him all the days of your life? Or are you just trying to get something form Him? A fine line divides the motives of the heart between selfish and selfless; and we must always make sure we understand which side of the line we are standing on.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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Sometimes loving ourselves and loving others seems like a difficult task. We tend to be our own worst enemies, and likewise, we tend to more easily see faults than good qualities in others. Unconditional love is certainly something we all desire, but it’s also difficult to give unconditional love consistently, due to our human nature. Thank God for HIS unconditional love!

What do you think? Do you struggle to love yourself? Do you find it’s sometimes difficult to overlook the faults of others and extend the same love to them that we ourselves desire?

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  1. A lot of people get involved with people who hurt them. A lot of time they don’t have the tools how to set bounds and let people walk all over them.
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  2. Yes, I do struggle to love myself. I reached a low point about three years ago – I was overweight, on the verge of obesity, and I hated myself, and hated everyone else, whether they were thin or not thin. I could barely look at myself in a mirror. I had to do a lot of deep thinking and learn to love myself. But I struggle with those feelings daily. Why do so few of us know how to love ourselves? We truly are our own worst enemies.
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  3. yes i do find it tough to overcome people who hurt me, despite my well wishers wanting me to not to do so. hopefully one day i can learn this art from my heart

  4. What a great post & so relevant! This is a topic that I strive to teach to each of our children daily and one with which I have seen too many friends struggle. Thanks for the wonderfully inspirational words!
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  5. This post is full of great thoughts! I do think that self-love and contentment and even happiness can be learned! First we have to identify the problem: that we are our own worst enemies, as Alana pointed out.
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  6. There are those who get involved with others who hurt them, not because they feel they are less deserving, but because they dont have the support around them or the tools needed to get out of a bad relationship.
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  7. First, what font are you using???

    Second, this is a very timely post. God is the only one who can love us the way we all crave.

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  8. Amen! Love IS the ultimate vibration. It’s hard to tune into its energy when there’s so many other things to deal with in a given day especially when we end up feeling sorry for ourselves because of the unconditional love we didn’t get as kids and so we end up hating ourselves as a result. Great post and thank you so much for bringing this to the surface. It’s something I deal with on a daily if not hourly basis!

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