I don’t think we realize how tenderly we are loved. I know I don’t. I am a driven, Type-A personality. It comes with an unhealthy dose of high expectations–and guilt when I don’t measure up. Thankfully, through His Word, the Lord reminds me, over and again, how tenderly He loves me. He loves you with the same, tender love.
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. (Zephaniah 3:17 )
Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them. (Hosea 11:4, NIV)
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! (Psalm 139:17-18)
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. (Psalm 56:8)
You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book. (Psalm 56:8 The Message)
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. (1 John 3:1 NIV)
The Lord delights in me! He loves me with a love that does not fail! He is always thinking about me!!
The Lord delights in YOU! He loves YOU with a love that does not fail! He is always thinking about YOU!