Every woman longs to be loved. Yet every woman struggles to believe that she is, truly and irrevocably, loved.
This is true of the married woman as much as it is of the single woman. In brief spans of our life, we experience times when the devotion of a close loved one satisfies us. But when it inevitably fades, we are left unfulfilled. Then we spend the rest of our lives chasing that feeling again.
We even wonder about God’s love. Why doesn’t His love satisfy all the time?
I posed this question to the Lord one day.
“I need you badly right now. I feel unloved, even unlovable. If You love me so much, why can’t I see it?”
His only answer to me was one word. It completely floored me. I had nothing left to say.
What was this word?
What woman does not desire a love that would die for her? In The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye makes this promise to Cora: “No matter how long it takes, no matter how far—I will find you.”
But this is a poor comparison.
Perhaps the truth is a little closer to David Wilkerson’s reply to Nicky Cruz, the kid who wanted to stab him for speaking about Christ: “Nicky, you can cut me up in a thousand pieces and lay them in the street and every piece will still love you!”
Ladies, you are loved by a Man who abandoned His home and traveled a universe for you.
You are loved by a Man who fought with all of Hell to save you.
You are loved by a Man who Himself carried--and erased--your every burden and sin.
You are loved by a Man who let His body be torn in pieces to spare you that fate.
You are loved by a Man who said, “Take me instead. To me, she is worth dying for.”
You are loved by a Man who is coming back for you, to make you His bride forever.
Can any other story speak more powerfully of love than this?
This is your love story.
None of my life has gone the way it was "supposed to go," but I don't love my life any less because of the hardships and new directions. I see so much unexpected good in it, and I want others to see the good in theirs.